Hurricane Dorian by the Numbers:

• 441,000 evacuated
• 252,000 power outages
• 2,500 people stayed in 36 emergency shelters
• 1,900 National Guard soldiers were activated and/or placed on standby
• 58 road and bridge closures
• State and county offices in 23 counties closed

The state emergency operations center was activated at OPCON 2 on August 31 and moved to OPCON 1 on September 1 with full activation of the state’s emergency response team. Approximately 300 members of the state emergency response team staffed the SEOC 24 hours a day in 12-hour rotations until Saturday, September 7.

Right now, SCEMD is focused on damage assessment and will provide additional information in the coming days and weeks.

Evacuation Orders Lifted for All South Carolina Counties

September 6, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local law enforcement and county emergency management officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted evacuation orders for residents in all evacuated counties, effective immediately. Those counties include: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry. The governor lifted the evacuation orders for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties yesterday.

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Evacuation Orders Lifted for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton Counties

September 5, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted the evacuation orders for all residents in Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties, effective at 3:00 PM today, Thursday, September 5.

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Residents Must Leave Now

September 3, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Residents in designated evacuation zones must leave no later than Wednesday morning to reach a safe distance from Hurricane Dorian. Due to the increasing threat of dangerous conditions such as storm surge and high winds, now is the time to heed the evacuation order issued by Governor Henry McMaster.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 2 at Noon

September 1, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has ordered the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Potential Impact from Hurricane Dorian

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and urges South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian impacting the state.

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