Hurricane Florence: See What’s Happening on the Coast

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Myrtle Beach pier

Keep track of the weather virtually with live streaming web cams positioned on South Carolina’s coastline. Myrtle Beach - Broadwalk Myrtle Beach - Coral Beach Resort Edisto Beach Murrells Inlet Charleston- Folly Beach Charleston- Isle of Palms Kiawah Island To check out...

Hurricane Florence: "We Do Not Want to Risk One South Carolina Life" Says Governor McMaster

September 10, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon, Monday, September 10, 2018. "There’s no team greater than your South Carolina team, but this is a real hurricane. Our goal is to...

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11 at Noon

September 10, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Know your zone

September 10, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has issued Executive Order 2018-29, which orders the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Florence approaches. Residents in...

Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Florence's Potential Impact to the State

September 9, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Hurricane Florence cone

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has submitted to President Donald Trump a request for a federal emergency declaration in anticipation of the possible impact from Hurricane Florence. A copy of the governor's letter requesting the declaration can be found here. The...

Hurricane Florence: "The Citizens Need To Make Their Plans Now."

September 9, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
McMaster Florence Press Conference

"We're getting people in place to respond to whatever happens. The citizens need to make their plans now. Presume a major hurricane is going to hit," said Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday's press conference concerning Hurricane Florence. "Get your medicines ready, take...

Tropical Storm Florence: "We are urging people to prepare themselves for a hurricane"

September 8, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Update on Tropical Storm Florence

"The situation is that we need to begin to prepare. We'll provide the best updates as we can. We know there's a hurricane coming in our direction, but we don't know if it will hit us, where, or when. We need to take precautions," Governor Henry McMaster said. During at 1:...

SCEMD Monitors Hurricane Florence

September 7, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, September 7, 1:40 p.m.) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring Hurricane Florence, which forecasters say could affect the East Coast next week. As a result of the storm’s projected movement toward the United States, key...

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
Road Closed

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...

South Carolina Prepares for Winter Weather Season

November 29, 2017 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Severe winter weather in South Carolina

With freezing low temperatures already chilling South Carolinians this week, several state officials told citizens on Tuesday to be prepared for the winter weather season and the potential hazards it may bring over the coming months. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston...

President Declares Disaster For South Carolina and 16 Counties Due to Hurricane Irma

October 18, 2017 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Work on Folly Island following Tropical Storm Irma

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma, but not for individuals. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public...

The Latest: Gov. Lifts Barrier Island Evacuation Order, Cleanup Begins

September 12, 2017 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Palmetto Blvd. at Edisto Beach on Sept. 12, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local): 4 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Betsy Binette, who owns a crossfit gym with her husband Ted, was getting her workout in Tuesday. She squatted and pushed heavy chunks of pine tree into a pile after Ted...

Irma: A Storm To Be Reckoned With

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Weather by Kim Sullivan
Photo after the storm

BEAUFORT, SC- After three years in Beaufort, I have experienced two hurricanes here...Matthew in October 2016 and now Irma. Waiting on a hurricane is very different in a town surrounded by water. There is so much preparation before hand. The house, pets, and outdoor...

VIDEO: Irma's Rain And Wind Arrive in South Carolina

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Folly Beach around high tide on Sept. 11, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local): 6:45 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Authorities are in the process of performing a damage assessment of roadways and causeways in the area that is expected to be completed Tuesday morning. Once it's...

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Storm surge at Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS - With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM...