By the numbers: State agencies assemble for Hurricane Florence

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 9/14/18

Gov. Henry McMaster announced Wednesday the State Emergency Operations Center is fully operational, staffed by emergency personnel from various state agencies and emergency organizations, and will remain operational 24 hours a day until further …

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By the numbers: State agencies assemble for Hurricane Florence

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Gov. Henry McMaster announced Wednesday the State Emergency Operations Center is fully operational, staffed by emergency personnel from various state agencies and emergency organizations, and will remain operational 24 hours a day until further notice as Hurricane Florence remains in the area.

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is tracking the storm, which dropped to a strong Category 3 on Wednesday but has grown in size and is forecasted to cross through South Carolina.

2,100 South Carolina National Guard soldiers and airmen on duty

50 members of the State Guard on duty

100 miles of I-26 reversed by DOT and DPS

20 miles of U.S. 501 reversed by DOT and DPS

450 state law enforcement officers on duty

666 Department of Public Safety officers on duty

125 buses staged in Orangeburg County ready to deploy

35 emergency shelters open throughout the state

1,800 occupants currently in shelters

7 Air Operations Branch aircraft staged to provide aerial reconnaissance over evacuation routes

Numbers current as of 4 p.m. Wednesday

Other responses and preparations include: