Governor Henry McMaster has lifted evacuation orders, Friday morning, for residents in all evacuated counties, effective immediately.

The affected counties are: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry. The governor lifted the evacuation orders for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties yesterday.

Local schools districts were also given the authority to open schools.

State government offices in all 8 evacuated counties will operate as normal on Monday. All mandatory medical evacuations have also been lifted.
There could be lengthy travel times, blocked roadways, or detours back to evacuated areas and are asked not to drive around barricades or use emergency lanes that are needed for first responders.

Residents traveling back home are encouraged to be cautious of fallen trees, downed power lines, and standing water in and around roadways. Power outages continue to affect some coastal areas, and returning citizens may continue to experience outages.

Categories: Columbia, Richland County

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