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Governor meets with emergency officials for hurricane season

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Hurricane season is in full swing and the governor is chiming in with her ideas on how to keep South Carolina safe from the big storm.

With the population growth in our area, the statewide plan to keep South Carolina safe can really change. So, at the beginning of every hurricane season, the governor meets with emergency preparedness officials across the state to size up their plans.

This year that includes some additions along the evacuation route. With its rain and flooding, Tropical Storm Andrea gave us just a taste of what summer storms can bring.

But it's pictures of cars backed up for miles and miles during Hurricane Floyd back in 1999, that keeps emergency responders tweaking their preparedness plans each year.

Because of a bigger lowcountry population, evacuations will be called earlier and run longer.
There's also a new plan to place "incident teams" at certain exits along the evacuation route at I-26.

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