CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and ordered an evacuation of more than a million people in coastal areas starting Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew.
Florida and Georgia have also called states of emergency for a storm that has pounded the Caribbean with 145 mile-per-hour (230 kph) winds and surging seas and was expected to start affecting U.
As the hurricane approached with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, the governors of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina ordered residents in high-risk coastal areas to evacuate.
Hurricane Matthew has forced a state of emergency in Florida and South Carolina, as well as as eastern and central North Carolina and southeastern Georgia, with as many as 1.1 million ordered to evacuate the South Carolina coast.
Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the southeast coast on Friday. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has ordered 500,000 residents to evacuate from the state's coastal areas. CBS News' Errol Barnett has the details from Charlesto...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley ordered an evacuation of all coastal communities starting on Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, an area inhabited by more than a million people.