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...

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September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
All hands on deck for shift change at the SC Emergency Operations Center.

Keep up-to-date on Hurricane Florence by following official information from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Tweets by SCEMD

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...

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...

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...

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...

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July 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather
61 SCDOT employees cleared 1,500 dump trucks of sand & swept the boulevard clean from Edisto Island

For official information from the South Carolina Department of Transportation, follow the Twitter feed. Tweets by SCDOTPress

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...

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

January 3, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Gavin Jackson
Press Conference on Winter Weather

7:15 p.m. The following are the only current weather alerts from the National Weather Service for South Carolina: A winter weather advisory was issued at 7:09 p.m. and is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston;...

Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina

January 2, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
cars driving in winter storm

In a release from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), residents in South Carolina's coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions. The National Weather Service predicts the possibility of a wintry mix of...