CHARLESTON, S.C. -- People on the coast are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as Hurricane Hermine moves towards the Carolinas.
The Emergency Management Division of Charleston County are in 'opt-con four' meaning the storm is not severe enough to open the emergency operations center. The EMDCC is taking Hurricane Hermine seriously, holding a press conference earlier this evening to urge the Charleston community to prepare while skies are clear.
As the coast prepares for several inches of rain, emergency management officials urge residents to prepare for the storm by storing water and non-perishable food.
"Everyone needs to clear their yards of debris before the storm moves in," said Kathy Hayes, Chief of Emergency Operations.
Throughout the day, hundreds of sandbags were handed out to residents to help retain possible flooding.
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