Despite improving Hurricane Irma news for SC, governor urges continued vigilance

Local and state agencies preparing for Hurricane Irma

Although the latest Hurricane Irma forecasts are increasingly favorable for SC, the National Weather Service still expects Irma to cause high winds, heavy rains and localized flooding due to a possible storm surge of four to six feet.

Governor Henry McMaster and state emergency response officials held a briefing Saturday Afternoon to give an update on how the state is preparing for the impact that Hurricane Irma will bring. Other islands included are Edisto Beach, Fripp Island, Daufuskie Island, Harbor Island.

McMaster says there are No other evacuations ordered.

The SCHSL has been monitoring the developing situation with Hurricane Irma. The path and strength of the hurricane when and if it hits the Lowcountry is still unknown. If you need a special medical needs shelter, you can contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at 843-915-8804.

As Irma approaches the region, its large swells, storm surge and high tides may cause water along the coast to rise 6 feet above ground level near Charleston, which Dixon said could have a "pretty devastating result".

McMaster said the rest of the state can evacuate if they don't feel safe.

Residents cleared out store shelves, grabbing the essentials as they prepared for the worst in cities like Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.

The most recent forecast tracks from the National Hurricane Center have shifted the track of the storm to the west, predicting it will go across the Florida Peninsula and then into Georgia.

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Player spoke at a Friday afternoon meeting attended by local government, law enforcement, emergency, fire and utility officials.

Player said Andrew Jackson High School and Lancaster High School have been selected as standby evacuation shelters should they be needed.

"We don't have that ability, and it's a problem for a lot of people because pets are a part of the family", he said.

The best way to get emergency information for the county is signing up for "Everbridge Emergency Notification Signup" at www.mylancastersc.org.

Theoffice will keep you informed of any changes moving forward once we know the totality of the impact of the storm.

McMaster said he's likely going to order that schools in numerous state's 46 counties be closed both Monday (Sept. 11) and Tuesday (Sept 12) due to the storm. Public schools are closed Friday.

"I was here for Hugo, too, doing this same exact thing", Hayes said she hears from residents, referring to the Category 4 storm that made landfall near Charleston in 1989.

◆ Tropical storm-force winds of about 40 miles per hour to arrive Monday.

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