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SC Lede: Life After Florence

September 25, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by A T Shire

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier's Joe Cranney and Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and the record flooding that continues to affect us and could result in billions of...

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...

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...

Hurricane Florence Continuing to Cause Outages for Santee Cooper

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner

Reports from Santee Cooper indicated that as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, some 38,900 Santee Cooper retail customers were without power due to early impacts from Hurricane Florence. Earlier in the afternoon outages peaked at 39,200, and crews were able to restore about 9,000...

Florence: It's Now All About the Flooding

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
Predicted path.

Hurricane Florence has slowed and is now crawling to the west at 6 mph. Life-threatening storm surge, inland flooding, and wind damage are imminent along the coast of North Carolina from Wilmington to the Outer Banks and stretching to northern portions of South Carolina...

Many in the Charleston Area Shelter in Place for Florence

September 14, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
Dunleavys Pub on Sullivan's Island is boarded up but open for business

Just hours before hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina, Dallas Cone and his nearly 1 year-old daughter Hannah sat in the sand on Sullivan’s Island just outside of Charleston enjoying the cool breeze and growing waves. He admitted his family was poised to leave,...

Hurricane Florence Slows as It Approaches the Coast of North Carolina

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Jim Huffman

Hurricane Florence is now only moving at 5 mph. This will prolong the risks of life-threatening storm surge and wind damage, which are imminent along the coast of North Carolina from Wilmington to the Outer Banks. The first tornado warned cell associated with outer bands of...

South Carolina Braced for Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Derrec Becker
South Carolina Emergency Management Division logo

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Hurricane Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Category 2 hurricane with the capacity to bring record...

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...

SCETV to Premier "By the River" Thursday, Sept. 13

September 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Holly Bounds Jackson and Dr. Caroline Saywer

South Carolina is blessed with gifted writers. To celebrate this gift, a new program, By the River , premieres on ETV Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. Produced by ETV and USC-Beaufort, the show will feature in-depth conversations with Palmetto State authors and poets set...

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

September 12, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Thelisha Eaddy
Cars flooded in the parking lot of a Dollar General stoe

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...

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Mandatory Evacuations for Southern Coastal Counties

September 11, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Alfred Turner
File photo

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,...

SC Lede: I Know What You Did Last Summer

September 11, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with Post and Courier Reporters Andy Brown (l) and Jamie Lovegrove (r) i

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporters Andy Brown and Jamie Lovegrove to discuss updates about the governor's race, the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project, and Dominion Energy's planned purchase of SCE...

Bringing Downtown Back To Life: Smaller Cities Working To Revitalize Their Downtowns

September 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Florence After Five event in downtown Florence

This summer thousands of people have attended home games of the Augusta Green-Jackets, Augusta Georgia’s minor league baseball. The team plays in a brand new stadium, SRP Park. The stadium however is located across the Savannah River in South Carolina in the City of North...