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Williamsburg Co. officials tell citizens to stay vigilant ahead of Hurricane Florence

Emergency Management Director Tiffany Wright speaks at a press conference Thursday (Source: Live 5) Emergency Management Director Tiffany Wright speaks at a press conference Thursday (Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Officials in Williamsburg County urged its residents Thursday to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence if they haven't yet. The storm's most recent track shows at minimum tropical storm force winds and possibly higher gusts affecting the county. 

The storm could also still turn farther south, but County Supervisor Stanley Pasley told residents to not take the storm lightly. 

"I think it has been downgraded to a Category 2, but that certainly doesn't mean we can drop our guard," he said. 

He added that sandbags were available at public works department until 2 p.m. Thursday, but recycling and county offices are still closed.

"We're doing everything possible to support you," he said. 

Pasley sees flooding as a major concern in the county and citizens should leave as soon as possible. 

"It would be our request of them (our citizens) that they leave," Pasley said. "For them to remain there now puts their lives in jeopardy. Once the wind speed gets above 40 mph, no one would be able to come to them. It would be our recommendation that we get to one of their shelters."

Emergency Management Director Tiffany Wright said 84 people are currently being housed in four shelters around the county. 

"Make sure you stay vigilant and most of all make sure you're preparing yourself," she said. "Later on as the weather changes we may not have access or may not be able to get to you."

State rep. Cezar McKnight said he has been in touch with Governor Henry McMaster concerning the resources available to the county. 

"Please do not play around with this storm," he said. 

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