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2016 Hurricane Guide

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Call 211 if You Need Help Recovering from Hurricane Matthew
Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, October 12, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.Call 211 if You Need Help Recovering from Hurricane Matthew. READ MORE..

President Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina and 13 Counties
Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, October 11, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew. READ MORE..

S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles deploys mobile units to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew
Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, October 11, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. – In an effort to better serve citizens affected by Hurricane Matthew and subsequent flooding, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be operating limited offices in Lowcountry, Pee Dee, and Grand Strand counties. These openings will occur regardless of county-government status. READ MORE..

Residents Should Ask to See Identification of Hurricane Matthew Relief Workers
Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, October 11, 2016) - Residents in affected counties are encouraged to be mindful of possible scams associated with the recovery efforts of hurricane Matthew. Thousands of disaster workers will be coming into the state from all over the country. People affected by Matthew should keep in mind: READ MORE..

RETURN AND INITIAL RECOVERY INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MATTHEW
Columbia, S.C. (Monday, October 10, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. -  Residents affected by hurricane Matthew should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up to date information about communities and what to do when returning home. READ MORE..

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Horry, Georgetown Counties
Columbia, S.C. (Monday, October 10, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. -  In coordination with local officials, Governor Nikki Haley announced Monday that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Horry and Georgetown counties as of 8:00 AM. READ MORE..

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Beaufort and Jasper Counties
Columbia, S.C. (Sunday, October 9, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - In coordination with local officials, Governor Nikki Haley on Sunday announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Beaufort and Jasper counties as of 6:30 PM. READ MORE...

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley And Colleton Counties
Columbia, S.C. (Sunday, October 9, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - In coordination with local officials, Governor Nikki Haley on Sunday announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley and Colleton counties as of 10:00 AM. READ MORE...

Beware of Scams in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew
Columbia, S.C. (Saturday, October 8, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - People affected by Hurricane Matthew should be aware of potential scams that could come in the form of emails, phone calls, text messages, and others. READ MORE...

Be Aware of Safety and Health Dangers
Columbia, S.C. (Saturday, October 8, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - Residents should be aware of potential dangers from Hurricane Matthew as county emergency managers have reported downed power lines, fallen trees, and flooded and washed out roads in the Lowcountry, Midlands and Pee Dee regions of South Carolina. READ MORE...

Dangerous Conditions Throughout South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. (Saturday, October 8, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Emergency Response Team strongly reminds all citizens coastal evacuation orders are still in effect. Hurricane Matthew began impacting the state this morning with hurricane and tropical storm-force winds, heavy rain and flooding along the coast and far inland, and forecasters say hazardous conditions will continue to affect evacuated areas for at least the next 12 hours. READ MORE...

Helpline for Shelter Locations
Columbia, S.C. (Friday, October 7, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - Evacuees seeking refuge from Hurricane Matthew should call 1-866-246-0133 to be directed to the nearest open emergency shelter anywhere in the state. READ MORE...

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Evacuation Of Additional Areas In Jasper and Colleton Counties, Zones B
Columbia, S.C. (Thursday, October 6, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - As Hurricane Matthew continues to threaten the southeastern United States, Governor Nikki Haley today ordered an evacuation of additional coastal areas in Jasper and Colleton, South Carolina. READ MORE...

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Evacuation of Georgetown & Horry Areas
Columbia, S.C. (Thursday, October 6, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - As Hurricane Matthew continues to threaten the southeastern United States, Governor Nikki Haley today ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in and around Horry and Georgetown, South Carolina. READ MORE...

All SC Clam and Oyster Harvesting Areas to Close at Noon Friday
Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, October 5, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - All South Carolina shellfish beds will be closed at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016 in advance of Hurricane Matthew. READ MORE...

Dam, reservoir owners, operators should begin lowering water levels
Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, October 5, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - Owners and operators of reservoirs in areas potentially impacted by rain and winds from Hurricane Matthew should check their dams and take appropriate steps to safely lower the water levels today and through the next several days in preparation for the storm, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. READ MORE...

Emergency Shelters Now Open
Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, October 5, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Response Team today announced the opening of shelters across the state for residents and visitors who are evacuating from coastal areas as Hurricane Matthew approaches. READ MORE...

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Evacuation of Charleston and Beaufort Areas
Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, October 5, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. - As Hurricane Matthew threatens the southeastern United States, Governor Nikki Haley today ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in and around Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina. READ MORE...

SCDOT Provides Lane Reversal Route Information
Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, October 4, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. -The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing the following information about the highways where lane reversals will be used as part of the coastal evacuation as Hurricane Matthew approaches the state. READ MORE...

Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew
Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, October 4, 2016) - Governor Nikki Haley today issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and asked residents to prepare for a potential evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of any impact from Hurricane Matthew. READ MORE...

South Carolina Should Prepare for Hurricane Matthew
Columbia, S.C. (Sunday, October 2, 2016) - The S.C. Emergency Management Division has begun initial preparations for Hurricane Matthew, currently a category four hurricane, READ MORE...

 


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