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Governor McMaster asks SC to prepare for Hurricane Irma, declares State of Emergency

Thursday, September 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katie Montgomery
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Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma impacting the state.
The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category five hurricane. Forecasters believe Irma could affect the east coast of the United States in the coming days.
Hotels across the state are already receiving calls from people who have begun evacuating from other locations and potential evacuees from SC. The SCRLA encourages hotels to be as accommodating as possible, depending on evacuees' specific needs. One major concern of many evacuees is whether hotels will be able to accommodate their pets.

While it is obviously up to each individual hotelier to have his or her own rules with respect to permitting the access of pets to their respective properties, the SCRLA encourages hoteliers, as appropriate, to consider being more pet friendly during the State of Emergency. We are gratified to receive reports of numerous hotels relaxing those policies already should there be any evacuations.

Also, with Governor McMaster issuing a State of Emergency, price gouging laws have gone into effect.

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