Gov. Mark Sanford was in Charleston, Horry and Beaufort Counties Tuesday to talk with emergency officials about hurricane evacuation plans. Sanford says he expects the state to be hit this year due to the predicted active hurricane season forecast. The governor urged people to not be complacent and he told them to make plans early if a storm threatens.
The Associated Press reports Sanford says plans by the National Hurricane Center to issue earlier warnings may cause problems for tourism. The hurricane center has called for 23 tropical storms, with 14 predicted to turn into hurricanes. Some forecasters say seven of the 14 could be major threats.
Sanford says the state is “overdue” for a such a storm.