Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – According to a Coastal Carolina University expert it is not out of the question for a tsunami to one day hit the Grand Strand.
Louis Keiner, physics and oceanography professor at CCU, says he wouldn't expect devastation like the magnitude of the conditions in Japan right now, but there is some risk.
"It can happen and there are recorded tsunamis that have happened in the Atlantic. There have been none in recent memory obviously," said Keiner.
According to Keiner a tsunami is essentially a huge wave or series of waves caused by an earthquake. Plates collide and push energy up toward the surface causing a ripple effect in the water. That energy in the form of waves is known as a tsunami.
The last major earthquake in South Carolina was in Charleston in 1886. It happened on land and didn't result in a tsunami.
Horry County Emergency Management officials also recognize the tsunami risks, demonstrated by signs placed along the beach and a full-fledged tsunami plan.
"What we look at is the immediate threat which would be along the beach all the way to Ocean Boulevard and that's our evacuation zone," said Alicia Sanders, with the emergency management office.
Some along the beach say they haven't ever thought of what to do if a tsunami threatens, but understand the reasons for preparation.
"We need to stay alert and stay conscious and aware of what's going on around us and be on our toes in case something does happen. We need to be prepared," said Jeanne Edwards, of Myrtle Beach.
According to city officials Myrtle Beach is one of only a few designated tsunami-ready cities in the U.S.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>