Lockdowns and closures in South Carolina: What you need to know about lockdowns and the closures
Lockdowns are the biggest part of the state’s power outage and they are happening everywhere.
They’re happening nationwide, but the South Carolina blackout has been particularly devastating for people in Charleston, where the city’s downtown area has been shut down and some hotels have been closed.
South Carolina’s governor says more than 90 percent of the country is affected, and some areas of South Carolina have experienced a “disaster level of damage.”
The state’s governor said Friday that more than 85 percent of homes and businesses are without power.
There are still no power outages in Charleston and surrounding areas.
As of Thursday evening, South Carolina had lost more than 1.5 million customers and over $1 billion in property damage.
It was the worst outage in South America since 2003, when the country’s power grid was damaged by Hurricane Matthew.
“We’re in a very bad position,” Governor Nikki Haley said in a televised address.
The blackout affects about 9.5 percent of South Carolinians, and about 2 million people are without electricity.
Haley said she is looking into additional emergency aid, including food and water.
The governor also said that South Carolina would “continue to fight to save lives.”
On Friday, the South Carolinian Food Bank announced it would be opening more than 300 locations throughout the state to assist in food deliveries.
Many of those food banks are located in areas of Charleston that are also hit hard by the power outage.
Charleston Mayor P.G. Sittenfeld told CNN he’s been calling the state for help since Thursday, when he learned that about 3,200 homes were without power in the city.
Sidenfeld said the city was already preparing for another blackout.
“People are still out in the community,” Sittenfield said.
“If they have nowhere else to go, it’s not a problem.
We’re going to be here for them.”
In addition to the city, Sittenfolds office has been working to open two other food banks to help support the families of Charleston residents who lost power.
A coalition of more than 200 churches is also helping to distribute food.
“Our focus is going to remain on the city and the families that are affected,” Serenfeld said.
Serenfolds said he plans to meet with South Carolina Gov.
Nikki Haley to talk about his state’s recovery efforts.
Haley’s office said Friday the governor is working to restore power to all areas of the South.
Gov’s Haley is looking at the state as a whole to find ways to help communities recover as a priority, a statement from the governor’s office says.
Haley also announced that the National Guard will be sent to help in South Carolinas storm recovery efforts, as part of a multi-state task force.
Haley has called for more federal resources for South Carolina, and the governor said Thursday that a new federal law would help South Carolinos recover more quickly and with less debt.
In the past, Haley has said he supports the idea of sending the military to help restore power and infrastructure.
He said Thursday he was looking into sending the U.S. Army to help rebuild Charleston, but that there are still a number of issues that need to be resolved before any action could be taken.
“I’m not going to go into specifics on the scope of what the military can do, but I will tell you, as a governor, I support the idea and we will be looking at that,” Haley said.
He added that he is open to the idea.
“This is a very important state, and this is a state that has suffered from hurricanes and tornadoes, and that’s one of the reasons I am calling on our federal partners to do more to help,” Haley added.
The U.N. said Friday it was providing assistance to South Carolina.
The United Nations has said that as a result of Hurricane Matthew, more than 8.4 million people have lost electricity in South Africa, with the number of people without electricity in that country rising to more than 10 million.
As many as 200,000 people are still without power and millions are without water.
More than 300,000 South Africans have been without power since Saturday.
On Friday afternoon, South Africa’s national electricity company said more than $3 billion worth of emergency supplies were being shipped to the state.
The South African Energy Minister, Mfizi Mpofu, told reporters that more supplies were arriving, but did not specify when.
Mpfu said that in the meantime, more money would be sent from the African Development Bank.
More people are getting water and food, but there are also more generators, Mpafu said.
Some South Africans are still struggling to get clean water.
“Even though the water has come, it has not come from our taps,” Kiesha Tukure, who has been