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Newberry County Sheriff's Office
Sunday September 16th, 2018 :: 11:17 a.m. EDT


Florence is passing through Newberry County. Conditions to improve.

What was Hurricane Florence is now passing through Newberry County and will pick up speed and move on out this afternoon. Although we are in the direct path of this storm, the most dangerous winds and rains are north and east of us.

Rain continues to fall, but winds have diminished. Steady winds of under 10 mph and gust of up to 15 mph can be expected. An additional two to four inches of rain can be expected. Due to previous high winds and rain, trees and limbs are expected to continue falling throughout the day. Motorists should be aware of debris and ponding water on roads.

Over the past 24 hours there were wind gusts nearing 40 mph. There was approximately 2" of rain, however there could have been more in other areas due to the nature of a tropical system.

Fire/Rescue, public works, SCDOT responded to 45 downed trees blocking thoroughfares. There were widespread power outages throughout the county. Several traffic accidents were reported with no serious injuries.

SC State Guard is assisting the Newberry County Sheriff's Office and First Responders with patrolling the interstate aiding evacuees in returning to the coast. Numerous motorists have been assisted by the State Guard during the evacuation.

The evacuated clients from the Berkley County Disability and Special Needs have returned. DDSN will be closed tomorrow to re-establish normal operations.

The School District of Newberry County will operate at regular schedule as it now stands.

More to follow as dictated by developing events...…..

Newberry County Sheriff's Office
520 Wilson Road
Newberry, SC 29108

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 803-321-2211

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