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Governor McMaster calls for mandatory evacuation of Lowcountry counties, closures

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD)- Governor McMaster has called for a mandatory evacuation of Charleston County beginning Tuesday at noon.

According to a posted on South Carolina State Representative Peter McCoy’s Facebook page, a recent call with Governor McMaster resulted in the his decision to call for mandatory evacuation of Charleston County.

The post also states that starting at noon tomorrow I-26 will beginning lane reversals for those evacuating from the coast.

The DOT will be closing all toll roads; all state and government offices will be closed before noon on Tuesday. All hospitals and nursing home evacuations run by DHEC are now in effect.

Charleston County Schools will also be closed on Tuesday.

Governor McMaster is stating a mandatory evacuation for people in the Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown counties.

State Representative Peter McCoy urges that now is the time to plan and prepare.

Dorchester School District Two will close schools and all facilities on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 through Friday, September 14, 2018, to allow our parents and employees the opportunity to prepare for the safety of their families in anticipation of possible dangerous weather conditions from Hurricane Florence and in response to the Governor’s announcements in today’s press conference regarding storm preparations, according to public information officer Pat Raynor.

Charleston County School District schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 11 in anticipation of the potential impacts caused by Hurricane Florence, according to officials with the Charleston County School District.

All Dorchester County Administrative Offices, Courts, Convenience Sites, the Dorchester County Library, the Dorchester County Career & Technology Center and all Dorchester School Districts Two and Four Schools will be closed on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and will remain closed through Friday, September 14, 2018, according to spokesperson Tiffany Norton.


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