BREAKING: South Carolina Orders Mandatory Evacuation of Coast Ahead of Hurricane Florence
South Carolina governor Henry McMaster called for a mandatory evacuation of all coastal counties beginning tomorrow at noon as the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Florence — a category 4 storm barreling towards the Southeastern United States.
#BREAKING – South Carolina Governor @henrymcmaster has issued evacuations for all hurricane evacuation zones for all coastal counties beginning at 12:00pET Tuesday as #Hurricane #Florence eyes the East Coast. Our LIVE 24/7 coverage continues. pic.twitter.com/eqV5vM17SI
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 10, 2018
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith first broke the news on air Monday afternoon.
The Associated Press reports Governor McMaster saying “storm surge could reach as high as 10 feet” and estimated that 1 million residents would evacuate from coastal areas.
State of Emergency has been declared in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
Watch Smith’s report above, via Fox News.
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