SC Governor McMaster Warns Residents to Take Florence Seriously

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is urging state residents to take Hurricane Florence very seriously.  McMaster warned today that Florence could have winds like Hurricane Hugo and water like Hurricane Matthew.  When Hugo hit South Carolina as a Category 4 storm in 1989, 49-people died, and almost 700-thousand people were without power for three weeks.  Matthew devastated Haiti and the Bahamas in 2016 before causing billions of dollars in flood damage across South Carolina.

President Trump is confident about preparedness as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas.  Getting a hurricane briefing at the White House today, Trump said the federal government is "ready" and "totally prepared."  Trump said it could be a very bad storm and suggested it may be unprecedented.  FEMA chief Brock Long said Florence could be a devastating event for the Carolinas and possibly Virginia.  He expressed doubt that the storm could veer off.

Source:  Metro News

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Posted by CBS News on Tuesday, September 11, 2018


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