A state of emergency in South Carolina was declared by Henry McMaster on Wednesday for Hurricane Irma. This was after the official estimates for the storm removed east hence raising the chances of the first main hurricane strike in about 28 years for the state.
The above-mentioned declaration lets the state to undertake some steps for an emergency. It also allows McMaster to use the National Guard in case of necessity.
McMaster’s declaration was made after the forecast of National Hurricane Center which informed that the track of Irma put the scene of a major hurricane just near the coast of Florida, 200 miles away from Charleston.
As McMaster told on Wednesday during an already planned summit “We got this. We can’t stop the hurricane. If it comes, it’s going to be here, but we can be ready for it.”
In addition, McMaster announced that he is going to talk more about preparation steps at a news conference which will take place on Wednesday. Moreover, officials recommended residents who live near the cost to review hurricane guide of the state Emergency Management.
The last major hurricane that hit South Carolina was Hugo which took place in 1989 with winds of 135mph.
Irma which came on Wednesday had 185 mph and was one of the powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever in history.