As more than one million people head for safer and higher ground, South Carolina officials say they will not be moving 650 inmates at a medium-security prison – opting instead to have them take their chances as a monster, Category-3 hurricane moves ever closer.
As the current plan stand, a pre-selected crew and inmates at MacDougall Correctional Institution will have to stay put as Hurricane Florence - expected to gain strength Wednesday night- heads right for them.
They made it through the last hurricane, so let’s roll with the same strategy again??
Inmates at MacDougall did not evacuate during Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 storm, and the prison “didn’t have any structural damages,” Lee said.
MacDougall is located in Berkeley County, one of five counties under a mandatory evacuation from the governor.
Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall on Friday.
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