Gov Haley: SC government is prepared for Irene

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says state government is prepared for Hurricane Irene. The governor says as the predicted landfall shifts to the northeast, she's also preparing to help other states.

Haley said Tuesday she's been in meetings and on the phone all day regarding hurricane preparedness. She says volunteers are in place, food is available, and shelters are ready. Haley says state police and the National Guard are also ready.

She says it's a balancing act now of making sure South Carolina is taken care of and being ready to help other states if necessary. Haley says government employees are talking with the office of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue.

Haley says families along the coast need to have a storm plan in place for the hurricane season.

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