Hurricane Irma

President Declares Disaster for SC after Hurricane Irma

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– President Donald Trump has declared disaster for the State of South Carolina, and ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma. FEMA funds are available to reimburse local governments and state agencies, some non-profits and electric co-ops, but not individual residents, according to the disaster declaration. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster formally…

SC Emergency Management Urges Residents to Be Aware of High Winds, Rain

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– As Tropical Storm Irma now makes a path up through Georgia near South Carolina, Emergenecy officials are urging residents to be aware of the possible impact. Right now a mandatory evacuation remains in effect for the following barrier islands: Edisto Beach in Colleton County; Daufuskie, Fripp, Harbor, Hunting and Hilton Head Islands in Beaufort County; and Knowles…

Hurricane Irma, SC Impact By The Numbers

COLUMBIA, SC ( WOLO) — Here’s a look at Hurricane Irma’s impact, by the numbers for South Carolina. According to Governor Henry McMaster and state emergency division officials here is a look at the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Carolina. So far, numbers from Saturday point to44,457 affected by the evacuation in barrier islands: 532 in Edisto Beach,…

Emergency Shelters to Open in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina Emergency officials say shelters will be available for residents and visitors evacuating due to Hurricane Irma. In the event that you must use a shelter, SC Emergency officials suggest you bring your own pillows, blankets and cots as these items might not be available at every location. A list of shelters is available at scemd.org/shelters-rss…

Hurricane Irma: Where to Report SC Power Outages, Downed Trees

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland County Government officials want you to be prepared if Hurricane Irma causes power outages or downed trees in our area. Per Richland County, here’s a list of important numbers.  To report power outages, residents should contact their utility providers: o   SCE&G, 888-333-4465 o   Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, 803-749-6444 or 888-813-7000 o   Fairfield Electric, 800-499-7862        To report downed limbs or debris affecting public…

City of Cayce Releases Safety Plan, Closings for Irma

 COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)–Cayce City officials release Safety plan for Hurricane Irma. According to city leaders, City parks and trails will close onSunday, September 10th at 3 PM and will remain closed through Monday. o              Monday’s trash collection is canceled and will be picked up on Wednesday. As of now, Tuesday trash collection remains on schedule. o              Please secure trash cans, recycle…

Chief Meteorologist John Farley’s Forecast on Irma’s Inland Track

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Chief Meteorologist John Farley is tracking Hurricane Irma and the potential impact to South Carolina. Here is his latest update. Watch. ABC NEWS–Overnight projections of Irma’s path showed less of a threat to the Carolinas as the monster storm appears likely to move directly up the middle of Florida and curve inland. Categories: Local News, News, Todays Forecast,…

Heavy Traffic In Florida as Evacuees Leave, Irma Expected to Make Landfall Sunday

ABC NEWS– Video shows massive traffic jam on the Florida Turnpike as people attempt to flee Hurricane #Irma. http://abcn.ws/2f9Es2g  Video shows massive traffic jam on the Florida Turnpike as people attempt to flee Hurricane #Irma. https://t.co/B0LsaqyT7g pic.twitter.com/N1n0tVpXyo — ABC News (@ABC) September 8, 2017 With more than a million Florida residents ordered to evacuate due to  Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott urged people to…

SC DNR Urges Boat Owners to Secure Their Boats for Irma

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is urging boat owners to secure their boats for the potential impact from Hurricane Irma. DNR officials say if it is not possible to remove the boat from the water and secure it, add extra ropes and tie the boat to several different places on the dock to keep cleats…