'Make your plans now': Gov. McMaster urges residents to start getting prepared ahead of Hurricane Florence
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Even though the National Hurricane Center has slightly shifted the track of Hurricane Florence to the north, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is urging residents to start getting prepared now.
The governor held a press conference Sunday afternoon alongside state emergency response officials to update the state on the potential impacts Hurricane Florence can have on South Carolina.
"We are going to have a lot of rain and a lot of wind," Governor McMaster said.
The governor urged residents to begin making their preparations as the entire South Carolina coast remains in the cone of uncertainty.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division went into Operational Condition 3 Sunday morning.
"This storm is too powerful and its path is too uncertain to take any chances," McMaster said. "We are mobilizing the state's resources to make sure we are prepared, and the people of South Carolina must not hesitate to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane impacting our coast."
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