While the Washington swamp still shows no sign of having its murky water level drop, the east coast is also bracing for dangerous waters as well.
The President yesterday warned the nation to heed the advice of local and state authorities, specifically in North and South Carolina, as it pertains to the potentially, (likely), deadly storm Hurricane Florence. Some models have the storm strengthening into a possible category 5 hurricane capable of epic, near-biblical flooding well inland.
Now, the authorities have spoken, ordering mandatory evacuations for wide swaths of the coastal Carolinas and beyond.
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South Carolina residents have been ordered to evacuate from the coast as the state prepares for Hurricane Florence to make landfall later this week.
Gov. Henry McMaster on Monday mandated that, beginning Tuesday, eight counties along the coast — Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper — evacuate by no later than noon.
An estimated 1 million people are expected to evacuate South Carolina’s coast.
President Trump tweeted, “My people just informed me that this is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years. Also, looking like a direct hit on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!”
The last time that the Carolinas were hit directly by even a category 4 storm was all the way back in 1953 when Hazel made landfall in the Tar Heel State.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with the people in the path of this possibly catastrophic storm in the coming days.