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Tips on staying safe: Be prepared for winter weather says SC EMD

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) –SC EMD shares tips to stay safe tonight and tomorrow. SC EMD says that buying non-perishable food items is just one way you can prepare for winter weather before it arrives. “If you lose central heat or don’t have a way to stay warm, have some extra blankets. If you have a fireplace, make sure it’s cleaned,…

SC EMD on winter weather preparation

One on one with State Emergency officials

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) –We could see more winter weather Friday evening and into Saturday. We spoke with officials at SC EMD about the recent weather and winter safety tips. “Really it looks like the counties that weren’t impacted by last weekend’s storm are going to be the ones that will see effects from this weekend’s winter weather,” said Derrec Becker,…

Midlands braces for potential winter storm this weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina residents are accustomed to extreme heat, but maybe not extreme cold. With winter weather threatening much of the Palmetto State this weekend, you may not be sure what to be prepared for. Voice of Steve LaVoie, NWS Meteorologist :10-20 Dr. Matthew Bitner, Prisma Health Emergency Medicine Physician  1:25-35 Most of the Midlands will be…

DHEC advises South Carolina residents to get vaccinated and regularly test for COVID-19 as cases surge

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — With almost 12,000  new COVID 19 cases and 45 additional deaths reported by DHEC Wednesday, concern is high among public health experts in South Carolina. While hospitalizations are lower than this point last year, case numbers are just as high.  “We’re seeing that the highest number of cases is between people ages 20 to 50. Most…