The river won't crest in the heavily populated area until next week at the earliest, so there's time to get out of the way. But how high will it go?
Another point of tension is the waterlogged dams that are under 17 emergency orders from the state environmental agency, especially two in
The drones have been used to help evaluate
Meanwhile, a fourth death has been blamed on Hurricane Matthew, this one in
But increasingly, all eyes are on the Waccamaw, which runs near
The river is expected to crest Monday or Tuesday. But the deepest water could take as much as 10 more days to arrive from soggy North Carolina rivers, said
Taylor, who spoke during Haley's afternoon news briefing, said officials are particularly watching the Waccamaw at the rural Bucksport area. The river "system is rising, and so we're looking at all those communities from
More broadly, Taylor told people in flooded parts of the
Lowcountry coastal communities, meanwhile, are slowly getting back on their feet as the dregs of the weekend storm that dumped up to 15 inches of rain continue to dog the state. Still,
That park was expected to have 1 million visitors through next June and to generate
A snapshot of the hurricane's toll
In other updates from Thursday's storm briefing, emergency response officials said:
-- 75,276 customers remain without power, most of them in
-- 78,000 people are under boil-water advisories
-- 25 dams around the state have been breached
-- 263 total roads remained closed
-- 372 people remain in 11 shelters in the
-- Farmers have seen significant crop losses
-- The state is seeking federal flood assistance from
-- A 60-day grace period has been approved for people who are late or nearly late on paying their property insurance premiums.
One of the places where evacuees from the hard-hit town of
"All of this is to serve the needs of those in need and to bring glory to God,"
Haley said she will visit the
Lowcountry regaining its balance
The hurricane largely spared
Electricity, water and sewer service slowly returned to northern
Water pressure in the
Islanders and possibly residents of
To the north, in the
One victim in
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