Storm brings state of emergency

By DEUCE NIVEN

    A state of emergency has been declared for Columbus County, signed by Board of Commissioners Trent Burroughs.
    Evacuations are authorized, but none have been ordered, Deputy Columbus County Emergency Services Director David Ransom said. Heavy rain and isolated flooding has been reported across the county, Ransom said.
    “Part of Poley Bridge Church Road is under water,” Ransom said.
    Plans are in place to open at least one shelter Saturday, if needed, but a decision will not be made before Saturday morning, or possibly early that afternoon, Ransom said.
    More on the storm will be posted here as events warrant. Look for a wrap-up in Wednesday’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

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