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Gov. rescinds hospital evacuation for some counties, delays announcement on residents

10 September 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster has said that he will announce whether there will be mandatory evacuations and interstate lane reversals at 10 a.m. Saturday.

McMaster also ordered health care facilities along the coast to begin evacuations effective Thursday at 2 p.m. The order still applied to three counties.

Major coastal flooding is possible, threatening to cut off many coastal areas, including routes to and from barrier islands.

Of those evacuated, 532 left Edisto Beach, 468 from Dafuskie Island, 743 from Fripp Island, 168 from Hunting Island, 42,000 from Hilton Head Island, 409 from Knowles Island and 32 from Tullifiny Island.

McMaster had ordered the evacuation Thursday, but he eliminated those counties from the order because of a change, westward, in the expected track of Hurricane Irma.

The governor did not rule out more evacuations.

McMaster says State Agencies are asking everyone to be prepared for Hurricane Irma.

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".

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"We are making our best judgment", based on the information available and input from professionals, McMaster said.

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There is congestion on Interstate 95, Interstate 26, and Highway 321 due to people from Florida and Georgia coming into the state who are fleeing areas at high risk from the storm.

If Irma follows its current track, Midlands residents could face up to 7 inches of rain and wind gusts as strong as 50 miles per hour, experts said. The two-day craft show is held along Park Avenue and will be from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday.

"It is not too soon to get ready", Cooper said Wednesday.

Reminder: If games are postponed or cancelled, game officials need notification immediately.

The Columbia area is unlikely to experience hurricane-force winds but could see tornadoes Monday, forecasters said around midday Saturday.

Gov. rescinds hospital evacuation for some counties, delays announcement on residents