SC preparing for Hurricane Matthew

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – The S.C. Emergency Management Division has begun preparing for Hurricane Matthew after studying the storm’s projected strength and uncertain movement.

Hurricane Matthew is a stage four hurricane that could affect parts of the east coast this upcoming week.

“Hurricane Matthew has quickly strengthened into a dangerous storm and its projected path could put South Carolina in harm’s way. Fortunately, people in South Carolina have time. While we hope we never see a hurricane head our way, we all need prepare for the possible effects,” SCEMD Director Kim Stenson said.

Forecasters predict that even if Hurricane Matthew remains at sea, the state’s coast could see tropical storm-force winds and flooding.

People in potentially vulnerable areas should review personal safety plans, become familiar local evacuation zones in coastal counties and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes.

For more details about how to stay safe during a hurricane, click here.

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