COLUMBIA -- S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster at 2 p.m. Sunday held a media briefing with state emergency response officials to provide an update on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Carolina.


579 National Guardsmen on duty

100 State troopers assisting local law enforcement

89 State Guardsmen on duty

121 SLED, PPP, DNR agents on duty

11 shelters open with 264 occupants

54,500 sandbags prepared by the Department of Corrections with 11,500 distributed so far

For a full, accurate and updated list of open shelters with availability, visit

As of 2:00 PM Sunday, 20 counties have announced school district and government office building closings. For a comprehensive list of those closings, visit


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