SC Emergency Operations Center still fully staffed and operational

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Team South Carolina is still in full effect, despite what seems to be clear, sunny days for most South Carolinians.

But hundreds of people remain patiently in place waiting to respond to the worst. 

The S.C. Emergency Management Division says the state dealing with a slow-moving disaster. That’s why the State Emergency Operations Center is still fully staffed with team members working 12-hour shifts a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.

The SEOC is still operating at its highest activation level, OPCON Level 1, which means all hands on deck.

The state Department of Transportation has been working to keep main roads open for emergency personnel.

And the National Guard is still working directly with residents for search and rescue and voluntary evacuations, but the focus right now is Horry and Georgetown Counties. 

“But all of the rain all of the moisture that dumped on North Carolina is making its way to the river system into South Carolina and that has resulted in some catastrophic and pretty dangerous flooding in most of the upper part of the state and Pee Dee region.”

The Public Information Phone System, which handles the SCEMD hotline, has answered more than 13,000 calls with most of them dealing with road closures. 

More than 100 roads remain closed as of Tuesday. 

For a real-time map of road closures click HERE.

For more information on recovery and response, visit SC Emergency Management HERE. 

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