Hurricane Bill continues to churn out in the Atlantic and even though forecasters have it turning away from the South Carolina coast, the state’s Emergency Management Agency continues to watch. Jon Boettcher, Chief of Preparedness is monitoring conditions out there.”We have certain decision points, even before Bill turns,” explains Boettcher. “One of them, obviously, is that we continue to watch. One of them is we do in fact start putting out just some very low level notices to some of our state agency partners, letting them know that it is there –because they have certain actions that they may undertake at this particular time in Bill’s approach.”
Boettcher added that even though the forecast indicates that Bill is not likely to turn toward South Carolina, his agency still needs to be ready and to continue watching its developments.
(filed by SCRN’s Susan Trautsch)