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6:00 am on Tuesday June 4, 2013

Many S.C. highways to be reversed for hurricane drill on Tuesday

Expect minor disruptions today on Interstate 26, U.S. 21, U.S. 278, U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, June 4, as state officials drill for hurricane evacuation procedures.  
8:58 am on Sunday November 13, 2011

Horry County Police respond to bomb threat; Community tweets

Flickr user David Hepburn Yesterday an anonymous 911 phone caller said that a bomb was set to go off at Wal-Mart at 9:00 p.m. Horry County Police responded by locating the general location of the call and determining the Carolina Forest area Wal-...
10:36 am on Thursday June 16, 2011

53 miles from Charleston, 73-year-old rescued from boat after having stroke-like symptoms

Image by Coast GuardThe Coast Guard evacuated a 73-year-old man from a 23-foot boat some 53-miles southeast of Charleston on Wednesday, June 15, who was having stroke-like symptoms . Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call at 12:44 p.m. from...
3:48 am on Friday December 17, 2010

Families and children evacuate Fort Sumter

Image by Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper/Library of CongressAn 1861 engraving for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper depicts "the stemship [sic] Marion on her way to New York with the wives and children of the soldiers in Fort Sumter" on...
4:42 am on Tuesday June 15, 2010

An updated hurricane plan: Buses to Columbia and pets welcome

Image by Flickr user davesag A lot is the same as usual, and all lanes of I-26 will still point to Columbia. Different is that buses won't take folks to local shelters but during a big storm will take those who can't drive out themselves to the ...
6:10 am on Sunday January 17, 2010

Dozens of Haitians with U.S. ties evacuated through Charleston air base

Image by U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Lauren Main Team Charleston members prepare to depart to McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., Jan. 14 to pick up humanitarian supplies to deliver to Haiti. Some 90 Haitians that have U.S. ties or are citizens...
1:25 pm on Monday June 29, 2009

Hurricane evacuations: Adding I-526 won't really help Johns, James islanders

Image by Flickr user jwinfred Image by 20090629-traffic.jpg As The Post and Courier points out, yes, extending I-526 would most likely help get folks off James and Johns islands, but the real problem is getting folks out of Charleston County. Read...
5:01 am on Thursday April 23, 2009

Wildfire near Myrtle Beach continues to burn (updated)

Image by 20090423-fire.jpg Myrtle Beach proper is likely protected as the Intracoastal Waterway divides the area. Update April 23, early afternoon: A state of emergency has been declared, check out our latest coverage. Map at the bottom. Update...
5:45 am on Sunday February 8, 2009

Ruptured gas line shuts down several downtown blocks

For 10 hours yesterday, several downtown blocks were closed off and evacuated while SCE&G officials hurriedly fixed a gas line that ruptured underground near Coming and Carolina streets. [gmap markers=blue::32.79651010951669,-79.94630813598633 |...
11:12 am on Friday September 5, 2008

Voluntary evacuation ordered in most of Charleston County

Update September 5, 3 p.m.: More shelters are opening in Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Original post: Charleston County has become concerned enough about Tropical Storm Hanna to open some storm shelters and issue a voluntary evacuation for most...