Gov. Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency in South Carolina to help prepare for a possible strike early next week from Hurricane Irma.
During a press conference Wednesday, McMaster stressed the declaration is a precaution and not an evacuation order. But he also urged residents to get ready for the possibility of Irma impacting the state.
"Pretend that a category three hurricane is arriving tomorrow morning, and do what you would do then, now."
Listen to the Complete Press Conference: