South Carolina Evacuations Get Underway

SUMMERVILLE, SC — Bill Rosell owns Bill’s Glass Company In Summerville and is getting some business in helping other businesses that decided to evacuate the area.

“They hired us to put the boards up to keep the wind from breaking the windows and destroying all their property inside,” said Rosell.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley ordered an evacuation in Charleston closing schools and businesses for the rest of the week.

“We’re not really worried since its known as like a category 2 we’re not really worried about it,” said Governor Haley.

But thousands others heeded the warning prompting South Carolina DOT to issue a lane reversal on Interstate 26 from Charleston to Columbia.

Eastbound lanes turned into more westbound lanes to ease the traffic away from the coast.

Back in Charleston, many are riding it out because they have to for work.

“I’m still In town because I’m a nurse at the hospital so I have to go tomorrow and stay so here I am,” Mical Parker

Others are getting work done then getting out before Hurricane Matthew is expected here.

“I’m going to evacuate with my family tomorrow and what we’re going to do is we’re going to Tennessee and go on vacation “