Hurricane Irma Update: National Guardsmen Activated, Some Healthcare Facilities Ordered To Evacuate
South Carolina is planning for a category 4 storm to impact the state starting Saturday. During a press conference Thursday, Gov. McMaster said 800 SC National Guardsmen have been activated. Sunday, September 10th, 2500 Guardsmen will be on duty and by Tuesday, September 11th 5000 guardsmen will be on duty.
McMaster said as of 2pm Thursday, healthcare facilities along the coast in potential impact zones are ordered to evacuate. Those are facilities in the following counties: Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, Horry, Charleston and Georgetown.
Mandatory evacuations, at least for coastal residents is scheduled to start Saturday at 10am.
Listen: Sept. 7th Hurricane Irma News Conference