Door-to-Door evacuations in Colleton County

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Firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies in Colleton County plan to go door-to-door Thursday in an effort to get some residents to evacuate.

Crews plan to focus their efforts on people living near or east of U.S. Highway 17 in Evacuation Zone A.

In a news release, authorities warn that emergency crews may not be able to reach those areas if they are flooded by Hurricane Florence.

Earlier this week, deputies and firefighters went door-to-door on Edisto Beach, urging residents to leave before the storm.

A 24-hour curfew took effect on the beach Wednesday night.  Thursday, all wells and wastewater pumps in the town will be shut off.  Leaders are urging residents to limit their water and sewage use.

Edisto Beach remains under an evacuation order by Gov. Henry McMaster.

An emergency shelter has been set up at Colleton County High School.  Evacuees are urged to bring their own food, bedding, water and toiletries.

If you have questions or do not have transportation out of an evacuation zone, please contact the county Emergency Operations Center at (843) 549-5632. 

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