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South Carolina and Georgia Governors: Evacuate !

South Carolina and Georgia Governors: Evacuate !

While category 5  hurricane Dorian is beating the Northern Islands of the Bahamas and most forecasts predict most of Florida may get spared, South Carolina on Sunday ordered nearly a million people living along its coastline to evacuate.

At the same time, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has ordered a mandatory evacuation for several coastal Georgia communities. Starting at noon on Monday, Individuals east of I-95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh Counties must evacuate due to Hurricane Dorian.A westerly contraflow on I-16 will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesda

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, who is taking no chances despite forecasts saying that the storm will move parallel to the coast. McMaster’s order goes into effect at noon Monday, when state troopers will begin reversing lanes so that people can all head inland on major coastal highways.

Georgia, South and North Carolina have all declared states of emergency ahead of the storms.

Tourism is also big business in South Carolina. The southeastern U.S. state is known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands. Coastal Charleston is a historic city, defined by pastel-colored houses, Old South plantations, and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired. To the north is the Grand Strand, a roughly 60-mile stretch of beachfront known for golf courses and the vacation town Myrtle Beach.

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