Gov. McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuation Along Coast

September 10, 2018, 2:16 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — Governor Henry McMaster has ordered a mandatory evacuation of all coastal counties, including Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

The evacuation order will be effective at noon Tuesday, with mandatory medical evacuations effective immediately.

Officials say evacuation efforts will include a reversal of I-26.

State government offices and schools will be closed in 26 counties, from Lexington County to the coast.

County and local government and school closures will be addressed on a local level.

Gov. McMaster is expected to make the announcement Monday during a 2:30 p.m. press conference from SCEMD.

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