COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s update Friday morning was simple, evacuate if you are in an active evacuation zone. According to Haley, more than 300,000 people have heeded that warning so far and left the Charleston area.
Gov. Haley stressed, “We are looking at major storm surges. We are looking at major winds. We are looking at wet grounds which could be flood-like like we had last year, and you know when you have that you have lots of fallen trees. There is nothing safe about what’s getting ready to happen.”
Other updates on Hurricane Matthew’s potential impact to the state:
- I-26 lane reversal ended
- 66 shelters available with more than 2,800 residents in those shelters
- 712 SC State Troopers on the roads
- 2,700 DOT crew members ready to mobilize
- Thousands of National Guardsmen already mobilized and ready to be deployed for search and rescue
- FEMA is ready
She said there are 66 shelters available with more than 2,800 residents in those shelters.
Gov. Haley will hold another conference at 6:00 p.m.