SC governor considers Saturday evacuations as Hurricane Irma threatens

08 September, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Wilson Dawson
  • Gulf Co. Prepares for Hurricane Irma; Declares Emergency

The governor of the southern U.S. state of Georgia on Thursday ordered the mandatory evacuation of the city of Savannah and other coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Residents cleared out store shelves, grabbing the essentials as they prepared for the worst in cities like Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.

In a statement, the Governor's Office said Deal was acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command. "This state of emergency also ensures aid for the six counties potentially impacted by this catastrophic storm".

The Savannah College of Art and Design would postpone the start of its school year, according to AJC.com.

Roy Cooper on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, which will go into effect at 8 a.m. today.


Meanwhile, McMaster signed an executive order Thursday calling for the immediate evacuation of 143 hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities in eight coastal counties.

"It is not too soon to get ready", Cooper said.

"We can't save you once the storm starts", said Scott.

Gov. Henry McMaster says he is considering evacuation orders for parts of SC as Hurricane Irma threatens.

Sharp said models have been inconsistent as to when and where the hurricane will turn north and that people in the Piedmont should be paying attention to the storm this weekend and preparing as necessary.

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