February 24 2018

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Those islands include Edisto Beach in Colleton County; Dafuskie Island, Fripp Island, Harbor Island, Hunting Island and Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County; and Knowles Island and Tulifinny Island in Jasper County. At least 1.4 million live in mandatory evacuation zones and those zones could spread all the way to the state's northern borders.

"Remember, Hurricane Andrew is one of the worst storms in the history of Florida", Scott said at a news conference. They are leaving that up to local school districts.

Henry McMaster is not issuing evacuations for Horry or Georgetown counties as Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma to make landfall.

"This is a storm that will kill you if you don't get out of the way", said National Hurricane Center meteorologist and spokesman Dennis Feltgen.

Costco will stay open until 8:30 p.m., and until 6 p.m. Saturday if conditions allow.

No evacuations had been declared yet in SC, which was last hit by a major hurricane about 28 years ago. Expect this forecast to change as confidence increases. "We have the deepest sympathy for everyone who has been affected by the storms", said Stansbury, who previously served as associate athletics director at the University of Houston and director of athletics at the University of Central Florida.

McMaster left the possibility of lane reversals up to law enforcement officials in those three coastal counties.

"So far, since I first posted on fb we've boarded up 5 homes, and chopped down countless trees all over the city, and even helped an old lady move some patio furniture lol..." We spoke with a couple at the Georgia Welcome Center who is actually headed back to Florida. But Derrec Becker with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division said the path is too uncertain for people to relax.

He noted SC is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew previous year and massive flooding in 2015.

Some S.C. residents could see scattered tornadoes and up to 10 inches of rain, weather experts warned Friday afternoon.

Warmt says he will update us as the storm comes closer to where he is in Naples.

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