South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has just ordered the evacuation of South Carolina’s lowcountry, including residents and visitors of Charleston, Beaufort, and certain parts of Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester, and Jasper counties.
To see if you’re in an evacuation zone, you can visit http://www.scemd.org/ and enter your home address.
How deep into South Carolina hurricane force winds will penetrate is still to be determined, but at this time, Hurricane Matthew is strengthening in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area in Florida by late Thursday – Georgia and South Carolina should begin to feel the effects as soon as Friday morning.
Hurricane Matthew pummeled towns, farmlands and resorts in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Many are now calling Hurricane Matthew the worst humanitarian crisis to hit Haiti since 2010 massive earthquake.
At least eleven people in Haiti were killed as the storm passed, it also knocked out communication for most of the island, left a key bridge impassable, downed trees, blocked roads and washed out bridges. Officials now fear that the death toll will continue to rise.