Marlboro County Emergency Management officials are planning for the worst as tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Florence arrive Thursday.
“This storm is projected to hit the coast of North Carolina as a category four,” said Steve Akers, director of Marlboro County E911/Emergency Management. “Our main goal is personal safety.”
Akers spoke during the Hurricane Florence emergency response planning meeting Tuesday.
Marlboro County, along with the American Red Cross, Dept. of Social Services, and the Marlboro County School District opened a shelter for evacuees at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blenheim Elementary Middle School.
Individuals seeking shelter were reminded to bring medications they may need as well as a comfortable pillow.