SCEMD monitors Tropical Storm Arthur

Tropical Storm Arthur is being monitored by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
Tropical Storm Arthur is being monitored by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - Tropical Storm Arthur is being monitored by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

Arthur is the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is projected to move up the east coast. The South Carolina government has been notified to be ready to respond if needed.

People should prepare and review plans just in case the storm threatens South Carolina. The public can monitor the storm on NOAA weather radio and through local new media. Residents in low-lying areas along the South Carolina coast should be particularly cautious.

The Division will raise its state of operational readiness to Condition 4 at 5 p.m. today. According to the SCEMD, "OpCon4 is the second lowest of five operational conditions. Personnel representing key state response agencies were notified to review plans and procedures and are on call if needed".

For more information, visit the division's website at scemd.org. Follow them on twitter or Facebook at facebook.com/SCEMD or twitter.com/SCEMD. Visit any Walgreens statewide, to view the official 2014 S.C. Hurricane Guide.

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