CORRECTION: Coast Guard to hold Hurricane Florence press briefing in Charleston

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Originally published 9/11/18 7:18am EST
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
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Coast Guard to hold Hurricane Florence press briefing in Charleston

Correction: The previous press briefing at Coast Guard Sector Charleston will be merged with the South Carolina Governor and local partners press conference at 9 a.m. at the Charleston Emergency Operation Center at 8500 Palmetto Commerce Parkway North Charleston, SC 29456.  

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WHO: South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Capt. John Reed, commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston and local partner agencies

WHAT: Press briefing for Hurricane Florence preparations. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 9 a.m. 

WHERE: Charleston Emergency Operation Center 8500 Palmetto Commerce Parkway North Charleston, SC 29456.

CHARLESON, S.C. — The Coast Guard along with the South Carolina governor and local partner agencies will be holding a press briefing for Hurricane Florence preparations at the Charleston Emergency Operation Center.

Mariners and those living and working near waterways must be prepared, stay informed and heed storm warnings. A significant impact could also affect port operations.

All boaters and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio and internet as the hurricane approaches. Boaters can monitor its progress and be apprised of small craft advisories and warnings by monitoring VHF marine radio channel 16.

Adverse weather effects generated by a tropical storm or hurricane can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Recreational boaters and commercial vessels outside of the direct path of the storm are advised to be aware of weather conditions and to take appropriate precautions to stay safe.

People in distress should use 911 to request assistance whenever possible. Social media should not be used to report life-threatening distress due to limited resources to monitor the dozens of social media platforms during a hurricane or large-scale rescue event.

For information on hurricane status, please visit the National Hurricane Center's webpage.

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