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Governor declares state of emergency in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in South Carolina. Below is a news release from the governor's office regarding this declaration:

Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, February 11, 12:00 P.M.) – Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize additional state resources should they been needed in response to hazardous weather.  The Governor's State of Emergency Executive Order activates the Emergency Operations Plan for all state agencies to work together should county emergency managers request assistance or resources. 

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and members of the State Emergency Response Team have activated the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at Operation Condition 3 (OpCon 3).  OpCon 3 is the state's prepared level when a disaster or emergency situation is likely. The South Carolina and the appropriate specific impact hazard emergency plan is activated.

Governor Nikki Haley has ordered all state government offices to follow county government closing decisions.  SCEMD is urging everyone to take proper safety measures to handle frozen precipitation, hazardous road conditions and extremely cold temperatures.

Currently:

-The State EOC will be operating 24 hours a day for the duration of this winter weather event.  SCEMD is synchronizing key state agency actions and supporting local response efforts by the counties. 

-The South Carolina Department of Transportation has crews salting roads throughout the state.  Conditions on many roadways are expected to be extremely hazardous.  You are urged not to drive unless absolutely necessary.

-The South Carolina Highway Patrol is sending additional personnel to staging areas, including resources from the State Law Enforcement Division and the Department of Natural Resources.  Although traffic is light at this point, there have been reports of accidents and disabled motorists.

-S.C. Department of Social Services staff, American Red Cross and Salvation Army volunteers are standing by to operate shelters should they become necessary.

-State Office of Regulatory Staff is working with the power utilities to track potential power outages and restoration time estimates should the storm cause power outages. 

Additional Resources

scemd.org  – Current status of state government offices

scdot.org  – Real time travel information from the S.C. Department of Transportation

scdps.gov - Hazardous weather information from the S.C. Highway Patrol 

#SEstorm social media feeds: @SCEMD, @SCDOTpress, @SCDPS_PIO, @NWSGSP, @NWSColumbia, @NWSCharlestonSC, @NWSwilmingtonNC

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