Weather

Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Cannon
Flooding in the Town of Cheraw, SC

With the damage Hurricane Florence has done and continues to do across the State of South Carolina, we talk to nonprofits like Harvest Hope and American Red Cross to hear about their efforts and storm preparations.

Conway Neighborhood Visited by President Advised to Evacuate by Weekend

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Former Horry County councilwoman Liz Gilland stops to talk to Doug and Sissy Owen about flooding on their property

The day before President Trump visited Conway, Doug and Sissy Owen got a knock on their door. It was the National Guard advising them to seek higher ground in 48 hours, well before the weekend when the Waccamaw River is expected to crest. “Thank God that we had notice and...

Conway Homeowners Evacuate with More Flooding Still to Come

September 19, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Doug and Sissy Owen's home quickly flooding.  They just moved here six months ago.

The Waccamaw River has yet to crest and people who fled Conway before Hurricane Florence and returned are now evacuating, either on their own or being forced to go. Debbie Long helped her mother-in-law move out of a neighborhood east of town near Crabtree Swamp just days...

Residents in PeeDee prepare for second wave of flooding

September 19, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wedneday, September 19, 2018) – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise. The forecast is for the Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee rivers to crest this weekend and into...

Governor McMaster Update: Flood Waters Still Coming for the Northern Coast

September 18, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
McMaster at SCEMD

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The governor, along with the National Guard, performed an air flyover of affected areas...

Turn Around. Don't Drown.

September 18, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Flood Barricade

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. According to SC Emergency Management Division, in each of South Carolina's last three disasters, fatalities occurred as a result of motorists driving around or moving barricades...

President Donald J. Trump Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina and Eight Counties

September 17, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Office of the Governor
Flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request , President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and approved federal reimbursement through FEMA for costs associated with emergency, life-safety actions during...

Information for Residents after Tropical Depression Florence

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Home

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sunday, September 16, 2018) – Residents affected by Tropical Depression Florence should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home...

Tropical Depression Florence: "The Second Phase of Our Work Has Already Begun" Says Governor McMaster

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
Governor at SCEMD

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2018. According to the National Weather Service, as of 11 a.m., Florence is a tropical...

The Lowcountry Breathing a Sigh of Relief Concerning Florence

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Holly Bounds Jackson and Dr. Caroline Sawyer
Hunting Island State Park

As Tropical Depression Florence moved further into South Carolina on Saturday, Hunting Island State Park continued to be the only state park open along the coast. This is a relief for the park, as it is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. In October of...

State, Local Agencies Response to T.D. Florence

September 16, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
First Responders

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Tropical Depression Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Tropical Depression with the...

Florence Still Crawling as Catastrophic Flooding Continues

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Additional Rain Florence

There IS an end in sight. It’s just not anytime soon for those that need it the most. Even though all tropical storm warnings have been cancelled, the persistent heavy rain and flash flooding from Tropical Storm Florence will continue for several more hours in portions of...

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Horry and Georgetown Counties Tomorrow at 9AM

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
Press Conference with McMaster

At 9AM Tomorrow Morning, All Evacuations Orders will be Lifted COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that evacuation orders for Horry and Georgetown counties will be lifted tomorrow morning, Sunday, September 16 at 9...

Tropical Storm Florence: Still Potential for Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
Team South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018. There has been one storm related fatality at this time. Amber Dorn Lee of Union County...

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Colleton Counties

September 15, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Brian Symmes
Governor press conference

Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect for all Zones in Georgetown and Horry Counties COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley...

Pages