South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Matthew

ABC News' Rob Marciano reports from Charleston, South Carolina, on preparations taken by residents and government officials as they await Hurricane Matthew's impact.
2:08 | 10/07/16

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Transcript for South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Matthew
White House is also tracking strongly pres Obama warning a tweet hurricane Matthews this series is again let's listen to local officials prepare take care of each other. Rob Marciano in the low country of Charleston, South Carolina where they are preparing for serious floods good morning rob. Good morning Georgia Tech Elliott has this for walk this park. Typically fill with people walk their dogs taken a job this city nearly entirely anti last night the governor called for more evacuations opening more evacuation routes are for the few people that are still left today. Might be go dot. This morning time is running out for more than one million up and down the South Carolina coast we need to be safe and to get out there. With hurricane Matthews powerful I want tracked Islamic shores other states license plates are heading it's a North Carolina. We're concerned that we that we took everything in before we left many fleeing inland only to find hotels are booked up it's almost impossible to get something. The reverse highway lanes will last as long as necessary officials say providing an escape from coastal towns. Leading to safe havens. Like this American Red Cross shelter. But we are preparing for as many as 4000. We can house in this facility. At least 300 school buses shuttling people to thirty shelters spread across the state. And more than. 300 National Guard troops are at the ready I am begging you at this point to understand the seriousness of this storm. But officials are concern to many have decided to stay put and ride out the storm it's. By Thursday morning only 175000. People had evacuated. There is no excuse to risk your life or risk some residents seemed prepared to take we have to thanks to Haiti has our home our businesses are here. The cattle on a family tells us they are watching and waiting and we just need more information we're just not ready yet. While they may be. Leaving today because the more information. Is that bad track is likely to come closer to the official forecast now bringing that storm closer to Georgia and the Carolina coastline. And by this time tomorrow we could be experiencing a direct hit here. Michael all right thank you rob.

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