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S.C. remains in state of emergency

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South Carolina remains in a state of emergency because of continued flooding from Hurricane Florence and the potential effects of Hurricane Michael, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced today.

Michael is expected to weaken to a tropical storm after making landfall near Mexico Beach, Fla., with sustained winds of 155 mph. Wind and rain is expected to begin affecting South Carolina tomorrow. “We know that Hurricane Michael is going to mean high winds in parts of the state and will bring the possibility of dangerous flash flooding along with it,” McMaster said in a news release. “Team South Carolina is ready, but every South Carolinian needs to prepared to drive safely and listen to local officials’ direction regarding personal preparedness and potential impact to your areas.”

S.C. Emergency Management director Kim Stinson warned of gusty wind, heavy rain, flash flooding and tornadoes.

“Over the next day, it will be vital for everyone to be prepared to act if told to do so by your local public safety officials,” Stinson said.

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