Florence County moves to OPCON 1 ahead of Hurricane Florence

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Florence County moved to (Operational Condition) OPCON 1 at 6:00 a.m. Thursday. The Emergency Operations Center is fully activated and the county’s Emergency Management Division staff continues to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Florence.

OPCON 1 is the highest state of emergency operations. It indicates that a disaster or emergency situation is in effect and that full-fledged emergency response operations are ongoing. Additionally, the county’s Emergency Operations Center is fully staffed and at 24-hour operation.

The county’s Emergency Management Division, in conjunction with S.C. Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, will continue to monitor the storm closely and update the public on the threat for the Florence area, residents and visitors.

Florence County will keep the public updated as the situation evolves via its website, www.fcemd.org, and social media accounts Facebook (Emd Florence & Florence County Emergency Management/911 Central Dispatch), and Twitter @FlorenceCoEMD.

Residents are also encouraged to make and/or review emergency plans for their homes, businesses and families.

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