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Emergency Shelters Opening

19 hours ago

Emergency shelters will be available for residents and visitors who are evacuating from southern coastal areas due to Hurricane Irma. Shelters are generally the place of last resort. Individuals and families are encouraged to have emergency plans in place. These plans should include relatives or friends with whom you can stay or locations to which you will travel.

In the event that you must use a shelter, please consider the following before arriving:

Friday Hurricane Irma Update Press Conference
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Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster said the final decision to declare a mandatory evacuation has been delayed until after 5 PM, that’s when the Governor and other members of “Team South Carolina" will receive more information from the National Hurricane Center. McMaster said he hopes to make an announcement sometime after 6 PM, but stressed that residents should continue to prepare for mandatory evacuations to begin on Saturday at 10 AM as scheduled.

South Carolina Public Hotline Activated by SCEMD

Sep 8, 2017

Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state's toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed.

If you have questions about Hurricane Irma, such as about the state's response or safety precautions you should take, call this hotline:

S.C. Public Information Phone System
1-866-246-0133
  

In South Carolina, tourism is big business and many municipalities outside of the normal tourist zones in our state are looking for ways grab a piece of the action.  Because of its proximity to the National Audubon Society's Francis Beidler Forest, our next guest’s town has decided to make birdwatching its tourism focus.

Mike Switzer interviews Colin Martin, administrator for the Town of Summerville, SC.

HLD Lowers Steam Generator into Containment at SCE&G's VCS Unit 2, Jan 10, 2017.
SCE&G

The political firestorm surrounding the failed V-C Summer nuclear project intensified this week with the release of a private document containing the results of a critical audit of the management of the mammoth construction project.

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