'Get out now': Charleston officials urge residents to obey evacuation order

  • Source: WCSC-TV Charleston Live 5 News
  • Published: 09/12/2018 07:47 AM

"Get out, get out now" That was the message from Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg Wednesday morning who along with Police Chief Luther Reynolds and other officials who made the message loud and clear to leave Charleston as soon as possible. The message came two days after Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation of coastal counties because of Hurricane Florence. The lanes of I-26 were all reversed on Tuesday to help people evacuate. "The unpredictability is bearing out," Tecklenburg said. "That's our worst concern at this point is the rain and the flooding that we may see this weekend." The city says it will get to as much trash as it can before services end later Wednesday. Mount Pleasant mayor Will Haynie joined Tecklenburg in telling people to get out.


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