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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 >>
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What happened in the Philippines
should remind us that when a storm is approaching and evacuation orders are
issued, it's time to leave the area.
We been fortunate to not have a major
storm impact our region in many years. However, it's not a question of if, but
when we get hit again. And although the strength of our buildings and
infrastructure are different than those in the Philippines, when we do get hit with
a major storm we will experience significant destruction here as well.
Many people look the option of leaving
their home as an unnecessary inconvenience. They would prefer to ride out the
storm. However, when a hurricane evacuation is ordered leaving your home should be the only option.