Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not.
Hurricane Michael has ground everything to a halt — school is out in all the counties in the area, the Food Bank of Greenwood County is closed and many businesses are planning their days on wait-and-see basis — and local emergency officials are saying that’s the right thing to do.
Even the threat — and eventual delivery — of rain from Hurricane Michael wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of Greenwood County Fair goers during its opening night on Wednesday.
As Hurricane Michael approaches, the Red Cross announced it is opening a number of shelters across the state, including these three in the Lakelands:
The following cancellations and delays have been announced ahead of Michael:
The Greenville-Spartanburg area which includes Abbeville and Greenwood counties is under its first-ever tropical storm warning as Hurricane Michael nears landfall.
The state Department of Health and Environmental Protection is reminding owners and operators of dams and reservoirs to lower water levels over the next several days in preparation of problems caused by Hurricane Michael’s rain.
Less than a month after Hurricane Florence caused sever flooding along the Carolinas’ coasts, Hurricane Michael is threatening heavy rain as it charts a path up the Gulf Coast and east.