Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Entire Coast of SC

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered For Coastal SC

Governor Henry McMasters of South Carolina has began the procedures for evacuating the immediate coastal areas of the entire state of South Carolina.  All visitors and residents in the evacuation zones are urged to leave tomorrow beginning at noon.  Evacuation routes will be transitioned and so interstate roads will eventually be reversed to allow for traffic to leave.  “People, we need to prepare,” McMaster said during a briefing at the state’s emergency management center in West Columbia. “This one is particularly big, particularly strong. ... We don’t want to gamble with a single South Carolina life.”

Better Safe Then Sorry

This is a precautionary measure by the Governor of SC, but a good one in my opinion because there is still some uncertainty with this storm.  If Florence happens to dip back into SC, the Governor will relentlessly be blamed for not making the call.