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Citizen's ADVISORY from Sherrif's Office

FAIRFIELD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WILL MONTGOMERY, SHERIFF

CITIZEN’S ADVISORY
Re: Hurricane Florence
September 10th, 2018

We want to encourage everyone to take some precautions regarding Hurricane Florence as it makes its way toward the eastern coast. Because it is still several days from making landfall, there are many factors that could determine exactly where it will directly hit the US. We strongly encourage everyone to prepare for some extreme weather conditions that may accompany this weather event. Hurricane Hugo taught us valuable lessons about what type of inland damage that a hurricane can inflict on areas such as Fairfield County. Some experts are predicting that SC will experience more wind than Hurricane Hugo and more rain than Hurricane Matthew. The SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) has a great site that provides information about preparing for a hurricane. For more information, please visit https://scemd.org/prepare/types-of-disasters/hurricanes/ .

The latest predictions have indicated that we could possibly experience severe weather conditions by Thursday morning. If you live in low-lying areas, be prepared to evacuate if water levels rise. Also, please refrain from traveling during severe weather conditions. Traveling on roadways, especially during nighttime hours, in these conditions can be very dangerous. The possibility of downed trees and power lines create obvious hazards. If travel is necessary during these conditions, let a family member or friend know where you are going and what route you will take to get there. Also, travel at cautious speeds and be wary of any downed trees and/or power lines and avoid roadways overrun with water.

Sheriff Montgomery: “The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is currently making preparations to deal with any type of weather scenario that we may encounter. We also ask that everyone look out for their neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled. Please contact our office if you are aware of anyone who may need assistance should weather conditions become severe. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and will share any information that we get.”

**** If you have received this email indirectly and would like to be added to the original distribution list, please email Maj. Brad Douglas at the below-listed email address.



Brad Douglas, Major

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office
350 Columbia Rd., PO Box 387
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Office-(803)635-4141
Cell- (803)718-4075
Fax-(803)635-3325
brad.douglas@fairfield.sc.gov


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Posted on September 11th, 2018.

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