Santee Cooper Crew Numbers Continue to Increase for Hurricane Recovery Effort

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Editor
Santee Cooper line workers stock trucks in Myrtle Beach on Thursday, in advance of Hurricane Florence.

Santee Cooper will have approximately 130 line and tree crews –roughly four times the number during normal conditions - working to restore outages on its system caused by Hurricane Florence, including more than 70 mutual aid and contract crews coming from Florida, Tennessee...

The Importance of HAM Radio During a Storm

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Aimee Crouch

With Hurricane Florence heading to the coast, communications could become an issue between emergency personnel. HAM, or amateur radio, is used when nothing else will work. S.C. Emergency Management Director, Kim Stenson said, "Amateur radio, ham radio, is extremely...

Nichols Prepares for Hurricane Florence, SCDNR Explains How Rain in NC impacts SC

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Thelisha Eaddy
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Flooding will be a major concern for parts of South Carolina, possibly during and after Hurricane Florence makes landfall. The town of Nichols, in Marion county, experienced severe flooding in 2016 during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Disaster Recovery Coordinator...

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips to Follow During Storm

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Aimee Crouch

As Hurricane Florence heads for South Carolina, the probability of many in the area losing power and flooding is high. One area that this can affect is food safety. The USDA recommends consumers take the following steps to reduce waste and the risk of foodborne illness...

Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings Issued Ahead of Florence

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Life-threatening storm surge and extreme wind damage is becoming more likely from Major Hurricane Florence in portions of South and North Carolina, which prompted the National Hurricane Center to issue a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning for more than 350 miles of...

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Mandatory Evacuations for Southern Coastal Counties

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner
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Evacuation Order Remains in Effect for Edisto Beach and all Central and Northern Coastal Counties Residents in the southern most parts of South Carolina no longer need to evacuate due to Hurricane Florence. Due to updated predictions from the National Hurricane Center,...

Florence Now a Category 4 Hurricane and Still Strengthening

September 10, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Florence rapidly intensified into a "potentially catastrophic" Category 4 storm Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center said in a special statement at 12 pm. This was based on data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft's most recent pass through the eye, which found...

SCETV/South Carolina Public Radio and WUFT Announce Emergency Network Partnership

September 10, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by SCETV
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Sept. 10, 2018-- South Carolina ETV (SCETV)/South Carolina Public Radio and WUFT, Gainesville-Ocala, Florida, announced today a partnership that will provide heightened hurricane, tropical storm and other weather emergency content to South Carolina residents and visitors...

Hurricane Florence a Significant Threat to South Carolina, Expected to Rapidly Intensify

September 9, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Florence became a hurricane again Sunday morning, and is forecast to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane by Monday. The storm could be a dangerous, slow-moving and significant threat to South Carolina later this week. In their 5 pm Sunday advisory, the National...

Quiet or Quirky: A Hurricane Season Update

August 3, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Hurricane season update

Fewer storms may form this year in the tropical Atlantic, but the ones that do could follow an unusual pattern. Colorado State scientists issued their final update to the hurricane season forecast Thursday, sticking with lower overall numbers from their original forecast in...

Emergency Resources

July 4, 2018 - Posted in Weather
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In the case of an emergency, please see the resources below for assistance or ways you can volunteer or donate. Quick Phone Numbers PIPS SC Public Information Phone System 866-246-0133 (SCEMD) For road information: 855-467-2368 or 855-GOSCDOT Hurricane Preparedness SCEMD...

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

January 5, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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As South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee...

Summer Heat Safety

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson

That hot summer weather is coming a bit early this year! Starting in June, temperatures in South Carolina will hit nearly 100 degrees. It’s a perfect opportunity to go swimming, eat popsicles or hang out somewhere with air conditioning. However, there are also a number of...

Pawley's Island House of Worship Shows Resilience Through the Years

May 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
House of Worship

Coastal towns are a testament to resilience. The ocean, the sand and the wind work slowly to corrode infrastructure. Storms and hurricanes bring a more sudden form of destruction. Yet residents continue to return, rebuild and restore their towns. In Southern communities,...

Winter Weather Operations Scaling Back

January 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch

Most of the winter weather has left the Palmetto State and as of midday today, the State Emergency Operations Center returned to normal operations. The National Weather Service predicts some light snow for the remainder of the day in parts of the state, but temperatures...