World News – Hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia and the Carolinas were ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Southeast as a Category 4 storm early Tuesday.
The most sweeping order came in South Carolina, where Gov. Henry McMaster gave residents along the entire coastline until noon to leave — a mandate potentially impacting as many as a million people.
“We know that this evacuation order is going to be inconvenient for some people,” McMaster said at a news conference on Monday afternoon, “but we do not want to risk one South Carolinian’s life.”
Schools will be closed starting Tuesday in the affected counties and state officials will reverse lanes on four major roads leading to the coast to assist with the evacuation.
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