Governor Updates Hurricane Irma

The governor says the storm shouldn't be taken lightly

Ed Jenson
September 10, 2017 - 7:09 pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says Hurricane Irma could cause damage in some parts of the state on par with last year's Hurricane Matthew, which caused flooding and led to five deaths.

The governor says while the storm isn't going to hit the state with full force, it shouldn't be taken lightly.

He says some hotel rooms are still available for evacuees fleeing from Florida and Georgia, especially in the state's northeast around Myrtle Beach.

Officials said armed patrol officers are going to the seven barrier islands where evacuations were ordered to watch for looters. McMaster says thieves will be prosecuted to the full extent possible.

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