COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina officials are tracking Hurricane Irma, and how it will affect the Palmetto State, as the storm moves up the coast.
Officials said more than 500 soldiers and airmen are ready to deploy to the coast of South Carolina, and another 650 are ready to head further south to Florida and Georgia.
“There’s so many unknowns with what this storm is going to bring those states, the best we can do is be ready for them,” Lt. Col. King said. “The National Guard is a family. We look at every state, we look at the regions as our community partners. We train together, we work together, we deploy together.”