Hurricane Information/ Updates/ Relief

RED CROSS:

HOW YOU CAN HELP The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately.

Help people affected by Hurricane Florence by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Florence relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

GEORGIA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE GAME CHANGE:

Kick off has been moved from 7:15PM to 12:00 noon in Sanford Stadium.

The University of Georgia encourages fans to support disaster relief efforts through the Red Cross by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone, or call 1-800-RED CROSS, or go online.

CLEMSON VS. GA SOUTHERN GAME CHANGE:

Kick off has been moved from 3:30PM to 12:00 noon in Sanford Stadium.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and expect delays in game day traffic and parking.

SC GAMECOCKS GAME SATURDAY IS CANCELLED.

UPDATE, AS OF SEPT 12:

DEAL ISSUES EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR ALL 159 COUNTIES.

Based on the latest 11 a.m. forecast for Hurricane Florence and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in Georgia.
“The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence,” said Deal. “In light of the storm’s forecasted southward track after making landfall, I encourage Georgians to be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas. GEMA/HS continues to lead our preparedness efforts as we coordinate with federal, state and local officials to provide public shelter and accommodate those evacuating from other states. Finally, I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence.”
READ FULL EXECUTIVE ORDER HERE: Hurricane Florence Executive Order 9.12.18

CSRA School Closings:

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has just announced that state offices will re-open on Wednesday.  He also ordered that Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell County schools will re-open on Wednesday as well.

Aiken County Schools: Will be closed Tuesday 9/11; open Wednesday; CLOSED FRIDAY 9/14

Aiken Technical College

Allendale County Schools: Will be closed Tuesday 9/11; Open Wednesday

Bamberg County Schools: Will be closed Tuesday 9/11; Open Wednesday

Barnwell County Schools: Will be closed Tuesday 9/11; Open Wednesday

Horse Creek Academy: Will be closed Tuesday 9/11

Orangeburg County Schools: Will be closed Tuesday 9/11

USC Aiken

Edgefield County Schools: Operating on a Half-day schedule Friday 9/14

  • Elementary released: 11:00AM
  • Middle released: 11:45AM
  • High released: 12:00PM

Evacuations

Northern South Carolina Coast (ALL ZONES)

  • Horry County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Georgetown County Evacuation Zones A, B, C

Central South Carolina Coast (ALL ZONES)

  • Charleston County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Dorchester County Evacuation Zones D, E, F
  • Berkley County Evacuation Zones B, G, H, I

Southern South Carolina Coast

  • Edisto Beach

Residents who do not know their zones: visit SCEMD’s “Know Your Zone” website 

Evacuation shelter locations (for those evacuating from the state's northern and central coastal counties): please visit scemd.org and in the SC Emergency Manger mobile App

Evacuation Routes/Lane Reversals

The governor also announced that the lane reversal on I-26 will begin immediately and ahead of schedule, due to the swift work by DOT and DPS personnel. All other lane reversals will begin as previously indicated at 12 noon.

All evacuation routs and zones are detailed in the 2018 S.C. Hurricane Guide

STATE EMERGENCY HOTLINE: 1-866-246-0133

 

 

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