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UPDATE: Gov. Haley declares state of emergency, coastal evacuations to begin WednesdayOctober 4, 2016

Gov. Haley declares state of emergency, coastal evacuations to begin Wednesday

Gov. Haley has declared a state of emergency for South Carolina and coastal evacuations will begin Wednesday.

After declaring a state of emergency this morning, Gov. Nikki Haley addressed the state regarding Hurricane Matthew and has closed multiple school districts and state agencies within those districts for the rest of the week. Please take note of the below information and continue checking the SCDNR website for updates regarding SCDNR closures and cancellations, news releases from multiple entities, weather advisories, hurricane preparation, and evacuations.

by Kyndel McConchie
Public Information Director I - Midlands
Office of Media & Outreach


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