Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency Tuesday - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency Tuesday

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBIA, SC - Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency due to the forecasted winter weather that is expected to impact the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. 

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and members of the State Emergency Response Team have activated the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at Operation Condition 3 (OpCon 3). The SEOC will remain activated for the duration of this event.  
 
OpCon 3 is the state's prepared level when a disaster or emergency situation is likely. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan and the appropriate specific impact hazard emergency plan is activated.
 
Governor Nikki Haley has ordered all state government offices to follow county government closing decisions; meaning if a county administration decides to close for the day, state offices in that county will automatically follow the same schedule. SCEMD is urging everyone to take proper safety measures to handle frozen precipitation, hazardous road conditions and extremely cold temperatures.
 
Currently:
  1. The South Carolina Department of Transportation has crews salting roads throughout the state.  Conditions on many roadways are expected to be extremely hazardous.  You are urged not to drive unless absolutely necessary.
  2. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is sending additional personnel to staging areas, including resources from the State Law Enforcement Division and the Department of Natural Resources.  Although traffic is light at this point, there have been reports of accidents and disabled motorists.
  3. S.C. National Guard soldiers are standing by to assist first responders and state agencies should additional support be needed.  
  4. S.C. Department of Social Services staff, American Red Cross and Salvation Army volunteers are standing by to operate shelters should they become necessary.
  5. State Office of Regulatory Staff is working with the power utilities to track potential power outages and restoration time estimates should the storm cause power outages.  The power companies report their preparedness for the storm is high; however, if you lose power, you are urged to report the outage to you utility.  
  6. The State Fire Marshal's Office and S.C. Forestry Commission are standing by to provide personnel and vehicle support as requested. 
Resources:
 
· Status of State Government Offices from SCEMD
· SCDOT's web site to check road conditions and traffic cameras
· The Highway Patrol's web site to get real-time traffic information
· SCEMD's social media
  • College football game day means big business in the Low Country

    College football game day means big business in the Low Country

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:52:16 GMT
    Clemson's season opener ended not long ago, with the 16th ranked Tigers taking on number 12 Georgia. In the Low Country, these games also mean big business for local sports bars, and for stores that sell sports merchandise. "It has been busy from what I can see." Danielle Glassberg says when she married her husband; she was also married into the Clemson football fan base."We are buying our Clemson shirts for the season. We are going to a game in a couple of weeks so we need to make sure we ar...
    Clemson's season opener ended not long ago, with the 16th ranked Tigers taking on number 12 Georgia. In the Low Country, these games also mean big business for local sports bars, and for stores that sell sports merchandise. "It has been busy from what I can see." Danielle Glassberg says when she married her husband; she was also married into the Clemson football fan base."We are buying our Clemson shirts for the season. We are going to a game in a couple of weeks so we need to make sure we ar...
  • Dispatch confirms a crews are responding to a fire at McCrady's

    Fire reported at popular downtown restaurant

    Fire reported at popular downtown restaurant

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:04:37 GMT
    Fire crews are responding to a fire at McCrady's on East Bay Street. Dispatch tells News 2 that the fire was called in alittle after 2:30 p.m. News 2 has a crew on the way.
    Fire crews are responding to a fire at McCrady's on East Bay Street. Dispatch tells News 2 that the fire was called in alittle after 2:30 p.m. News 2 has a crew on the way.
  • Pedestrians seriously hurt

    Man arrested for a hit-and-run accident on Folly Beach

    Man arrested for a hit-and-run accident on Folly Beach

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:45:32 GMT
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people werestruck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when itswerved off the road. Authorities said the car,which belongs to Lanzaro,was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the windshie...
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people werestruck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when itswerved off the road. Authorities said the car,which belongs to Lanzaro,was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the windshie...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.