MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration to make federal emergency aid available to South Carolina due to Hurricane Ian, according to FEMA.

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FEMA is authorized to help provide resources and equipment to help mitigate impacts of the storm, according to a news release.

Hurricane Ian is approaching the South Carolina coast Friday as a Category 1 hurricane. Currently, most of the models are placing Ian in between the area of McClellanville and Georgetown between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

A hurricane warning is in effect for the Grand Strand as well as a storm surge warning.

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