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Posted on: September 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Florence Update Sept. 15, 6:30 PM

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Update September 15, 2018 6:30 PM

A conference call was held at 5:30pm to discuss response for Tropical Storm Florence. Currently it is west of Myrtle Beach, traveling about 2 miles per hour.

In York County, we can expect saturated ground, localized flooding, trees down, and power outages.

From 7 PM-12 AM, winds will be to 20 to 23 mph sustained winds. Rainfall is expected at 1-2 inches per hour, with heaviest rains expected 7 PM-12 AM.  Winds will start decreasing after midnight tonight and throughout tomorrow, with 10 mph sustained wind and no gusts. The projected rain total for the entire event is 6-8 inches. Flash flooding is a concern.

We want to remind citizens of the following:

  • York County Emergency Management does not provide sandbags for public use. Residents and businesses can purchase sandbags from local hardware stores or landscape companies.
  • Those interested in volunteering can visit
  • Red Cross shelters and pet shelter are open.  Details available at
  • Call the Public Advisory Line at 803-325-2400 for information.
  • Power outages should be reported to your power provider.

Duke Energy

Report outage online at

Call 800-POWERON (800-769-3766)

York Cooperative

If you experience a power outage and have already checked your main breaker, please call PowerTouch: 1-866-374-1234

City of Rock Hill Utilities

Report outage online at or download City of Rock Hill mobile app.

Call 803-329-5500

  • Check the York County website at and social media for current information. Also, follow local news stations to stay informed.

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