Friday, September 22

Storm hits South Carolina; Florida damaged

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Ian was set to make landfall Friday afternoon on the coast of South Carolina after strengthening late Thursday into a Category 1 hurricane. It will then move inland across the state and into North Carolina by Saturday.

Trees have toppled, roads have flooded and over 69,000 households have already lost power in South Carolina, officials said at a Friday news conference. The state’s five shelters were at 15% capacity ahead of landfall.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said no deaths have been reported in the state yet, “but there’s still life-threatening conditions.” I have urged residents to stay off flooded roads.

“This is not as bad as it could have been. A lot of prayers have been answered,” he said. “…But we’re not out of the woods.”

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