Hurricane Dorian is a Category 2 storm (105 mph sustained winds) and remains on its forecasted path along the coastlines of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Our coastal regions will begin to experience the effects of Dorian in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 5th. Though the Midlands is expected to experience limited weather impact, the Low Country (Orangeburg, Calhoun, etc.) and Pee Dee (Clarendon, Sumter, etc.) regions are anticipated to experience more significant weather impacts, such as tropical-storm-force winds (39 mph – 73 mph sustained winds) and intermittent rainfall.
South Carolina officials report that the lane reversals on I-26 lane will end today at 12:00 pm, returning to the normal traffic flow. However, travel into the coastal region will be controlled.
While we do not anticipate weather conditions to affect our ability to provide quality healthcare services, we encourage staff who live in affected areas to plan their travels accordingly to allow more time to safely navigate roadways in deteriorating weather conditions.
Public Safety is closely monitoring the storm and is maintaining communications with our state and local partners. We will continue to provide updates as necessary.