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Free Virtual Care Available During Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by John Lewis
MUSC virtual care

Dangerous storms like Hurricane Florence force millions of people to evacuate their homes. While the storm slowly makes its way toward the Carolinas, much of coastal South Carolina is under a mandatory evacuation order to avoid the potentially deadly storm. As emergency...

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips to Follow During Storm

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Aimee Crouch
Food

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
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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...

Hurricane Florence: Report from Beaufort, SC

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Carolyn Sawyer
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In a Tuesday morning press conference, Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with state and local officials, lifted the mandatory evacuation order for zones in Beaufort, Colleton, and Jasper counties, with the exception of Edisto Beach. This left many in Beaufort having...

Hurricane Florence: Evacuation Order Lifted in Three Counties, SC Continues to Prepare

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Kaitlyn Park
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Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) this morning at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018. From the office of the Governor, due to updated predictions from the National Hurricane...

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,...

Hurricane Florence: See What’s Happening on the Coast

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
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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
SCEMD

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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