Gov. Sanford Thanks Emergency Planners for Being Ready for Hanna
Governor Mark Sanford today issued the following statement after the passage of Tropical Storm Hanna along the South Carolina coast:
"First and foremost, I want to give real credit to emergency planners at the state and local level, as well as to emergency personnel at other state and federal agencies," Gov. Sanford said. "Given that this storm's impact was to have been in the state's northeast corner, we had a number of conversations with Sam Hodge and Randy Webster, who very well represented their respective emergency operations teams in Georgetown and Horry Counties. Had this storm been due to come in further south, I know from past conversations we would have seen the same level of professionalism from the teams down in Charleston and Beaufort, so I indeed want to give particular credit to all local county personnel for the way they so ably represent the first line of defense in any emergency.
"Above all else we're all very thankful that damage along the coast was minimal and that's obviously very good news.
"Equally good news is that it looks like it's going to be a great weekend on the Grand Strand. So as we're standing down from the storm, I want everyone to know that our beaches are indeed open for business, and we hope to see you there."