Those shelters, if needed, will have a capacity of 45,350.
Under the projected track released Friday, the tropical system is expected to sweep into Alabama Monday morning bringing sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour, with higher gusts in the eastern part of the state.
Along with evacuees from South Carolina, McMaster announced the state is preparing shelters to receive evacuees from Florida and Georgia.
Counties on the barrier islands impacted were Colleton, Jasper and Beaufort.
"The state of emergency allows one of the best, most experienced emergency response teams in the entire world to begin organizing response efforts", said Gov. Henry McMaster.
Officials are still refining plans to use buses to transport as many as 10,000 people away from the coast.
McMaster left the possibility of lane reversals up to law enforcement officials in those three coastal counties. "We want citizens to be prepared". Comfort stations, message boards and motorist assistance vehicles will be available.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has opened a hotline for state residents who have questions about Hurricane Irma. Officials say I-95 and I-26 are moving along with no signifcant congestion. McMaster said traffic volume was up by 40 percent.
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Tanner also said 12 inches of rain is possible.
"The latest projections suggest (Irma) stays south and west of our area, to weaken substantially, and to rain itself out enough to not pose any significant threat", said Dave Nicosia, meteorological warning coordinator for the National Weather Service in Binghamton.
McNoldy says the storm will be "less costly (and) less deadly" on the state's west coast, in comparison to Florida's east coast, where there are more people.
He said it is possible Columbia could face hurricane-strength winds and the Upstate could be buffeted by tropical force winds, something that is unusual for SC.
"There is potential for tree damage, loss of power and water on these islands", Tanner said.
The state's utilities are already preparing to deploy line technicians once the storm moves out of the area and are urging customers to be prepared for the hurricane.
"It's too soon to rule out any possibilities", Stenson said "Hurricane Irma is a risky storm and its projected path could put SC in harm's way".
Ryan Mosier, a spokesman for Duke Energy, said Duke, which also has customers in Florida, is focused on Irma.
The first set of 2017 US Open quarter-finals sees Venus Williams face Petra Kvitova and Anastasija Sevastova vs Sloane Stephens . She needed surgery on her racket-holding hand after she was cut by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December.
One man said Paterno dismissed his report in 1976 by saying, "I have a football season to worry about", CNN said. He was convicted of 45 chargers of sexual abuse in June 2012 and is now serving a minimum of 30 years in prison.
Smart, however, made sure to point out that the game against Notre Dame will not fall exclusively on Fromm's shoulders. Fromm, a Quarterback from Warner Robins, Georgia, ranked as the 44th prospect in the 2017 class.
About 1.25 lakh Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh in the last two weeks after a fresh surge of violence. Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and will be deported.
On the Kalburgi case, Siddaramaiah conceded that there has been a delay, but said investigation was on track. Police said they were searching for leads, but that it was too early to say who killed her.
The state of Thomas' hip during a physical was a holdup in completing the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics . Thomas was bullish about the Cavs' potential this upcoming season. "We built that", he said.
President Donald Trump has spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the latest provocation by North Korea. THAAD is an acronym for Terminal High Altitude Area Defence, a US-designed anti-ballistic missile defence system.
Trump's plan to starve North Korea of oil is a long shot
Pyongyang imports almost all of its oil and gas from China, and without it, experts say the economy would quickly be strangled. It believes the system's radar could be used to look deeply into its territory and will upset the regional security balance.
Mexico braces itself for impact of Hurricane Katia
The 8.1 quake off the southern Pacific coast just before midnight Thursday toppled hundreds of buildings in several states. As of early Saturday morning, Katia was about 185 km west northwest of the Gulf Coast port of Veracruz, the NHC said.
'Sweeping' House Bill Moves Self-driving Cars Forward
Senate, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly announcing updated self-driving guidelines next week. Designers of self-driving cars have complained that the differing laws of each state have hindered the deployment of vehicles.
Dustin Pedroia defends Red Sox stealing signs
The Sox have not been tracking Price's velocity, but "to the eye test, it's very close" to normal, Farrell said. The New York Times broke a bombshell yesterday, an hour before Manfred was set to address the media in Boston .
High-speed passenger train derails in Indian capital
As per reports, the accident happened near Delhi's Minto Bridge when engine and power vehicle of Ranchi Rajdhani Express derailed. Earlier this morning, Shaktikunj Express train derailed near Obra railway station close to Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh.
Honor 6 Play Has Now Been Launched: Check Specs and Features
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There are now 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin
The National Hurricane Center forecasts Katia to move in a southwesterly direction and make landfall late on Friday, Sept. 8. Katia was 195 miles northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and there's a hurricane warning in effect for Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde.
Nissan shows new Leaf electric vehicle, boasts 400-km range
The Leaf falls short on range, however, with both rivals offering larger batteries so they can drive further between charges. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S.
Supermassive Black Hole Discovered In The Milky Way
Researchers say they will continue to study the intermediate-mass black hole candidate in the hope of confirming its existence. A big black hole lurking near the centre of the Milky Way could constitute an important clue to how even bigger ones form.