Complete City Paper coverage of Hurricane Florence 

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Eat, drink, and help Hurricane Florence victims
Eat, drink, and help Hurricane Florence victims "Living in Charleston we know firsthand what it's like to rebuild after a devastating storm"

There are plenty of organizations that are accepting donations for Hurricane Florence victims, and every dollar helps. If you want to get out of the house and help both the local and regional community (the effects of the storm were far-reaching, even if your power never went out), there are some restaurants and foodie events around town that will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Flo Relief: — Mary Scott Hardaway


Here's how you can help those affected by Florence across the Carolinas
Here's how you can help those affected by Florence across the Carolinas Donate wisely

With Tropical Depression Florence out of the Carolinas, the death toll from the storm is now 18. — Adam Manno


UPDATED 9/16: The long list of Charleston restaurants still open after Florence
UPDATED 9/16: The long list of Charleston restaurants still open after Florence Eat your heart out

With Hurricane Florence getting "better organized and increasing in size" area restaurants are continuing to post updates about their status. Here's what we've gleaned so far: — Mary Scott Hardaway


McMaster lifts evacuation order for tri-county area at noon Saturday
McMaster lifts evacuation order for tri-county area at noon Saturday More 170,000 homes are still without power in S.C.

Five days after Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Florence, Lowcountry residents can officially trek back home beginning Saturday at noon. — Adam Manno


Here's how to properly use a generator if your power goes out during Florence
Here's how to properly use a generator if your power goes out during Florence Please don't use it indoors

If you ran out in a tizzy to buy a generator ahead of Florence, chances are you might not be an expert on how to use it. — Adam Manno


Stuck inside? Sweat it out with this HIIT workout from The Works CHS
Stuck inside? Sweat it out with this HIIT workout from The Works CHS Ain't sweatin' Flo

At home or abroad (it's the fancy term we're using for evacuees), you may want to work up a sweat, especially if your favorite gym or studio is closed. The Works CHS, created by Sarah Frick, co-founder of Charleston Power Yoga, is a new studio opening downtown in Spring 2019. They've posted some HIIT — high intensity interval training — workouts on their Instagram story that require nothing but your body. No excuses, team. — Connelly Hardaway


Atlanta Braves are offering free tickets for Florence evacuees this weekend
Atlanta Braves are offering free tickets for Florence evacuees this weekend Take me out to the ball game

The Atlanta Braves are offering Florence evacuees complimentary tickets to the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games against the Nationals while supplies last. It's not the RiverDogs, but it sure beats cabin fever. — Lauren Hurlock


Yes, Charleston-area Waffle Houses remain open with limited menu ahead of Florence
Yes, Charleston-area Waffle Houses remain open with limited menu ahead of Florence "Yes we are open with a limited menu so come on in!"

But what about when Waffle House is open with a limited menu?We don't know what that means, honestly, and with the way this hurricane is acting — tremendously big and tremendously wet and tremendously unpredictable — it feels pretty par for the course. — Mary Scott Hardaway


The Gibbes Museum of Art has a comprehensive disaster plan for hurricane season
The Gibbes Museum of Art has a comprehensive disaster plan for hurricane season (And they practice it)

The Gibbes Museum of Art, at over 110 years old, has seen its share of Charleston weather. As the museum's about page explains it, the stately Meeting Street building is pretty damn resilient: "When the Gibbes Museum opened in 1905, the nation celebrated what Charleston has always understood: the power of art — to inspire our imagination, heal our hurt, revel in our experience, rebuild what’s broken, nourish our souls, and release all that holds us back." — Connelly Hardaway


Charleston residents can still catch a ride to a local shelter until 6 p.m. Thursday
Charleston residents can still catch a ride to a local shelter until 6 p.m. Thursday The buses will drop-off at Flowertown Elementary in Summerville

The City of Charleston is offering a last-minute shuttle to a shelter in Summerville until 6 p.m. Thursday. — Adam Manno


For some in Charleston, evacuating for Florence is a privilege they just can't afford
For some in Charleston, evacuating for Florence is a privilege they just can't afford Making it work

Some hourly workers, professionals, and those who simply can't drive for hours or spend hundreds on hotel rooms have resolved to ride out the storm in their homes. — Adam Manno


Where is Jason Hurdich, S.C.’s famous ASL interpreter, during Hurricane Florence?
Where is Jason Hurdich, S.C.’s famous ASL interpreter, during Hurricane Florence? "Rockstar" interpreter now teaching at Clemson

Not too many things in life are a sure thing, but for storms over the previous two years, even as the state cycled through governors, deaf interpreter Jason Hurdich was there. But for Florence, coastal residents tuning in for updates have not seen Hurdich’s expressive, energetic signing for the state’s deaf community. Where's Jason? — Sam Spence


Charleston Activist Network helping to directly support poor, marginalized, and minority communities affected by Hurricane Florence
Charleston Activist Network helping to directly support poor, marginalized, and minority communities affected by Hurricane Florence If you need help, contact the Charleston Activist Network

If you are safe and in a position to help women, femmes, and marginalized communities stay safe during Hurricane Florence, there are a few things you can do. — Kelly Rae Smith


Important info as you stock your Florence foxhole
Important info as you stock your Florence foxhole Last minute tips and tricks

In case you haven't been compulsively checking the weather, Hurricane Florence now looks like it will effect the entire southeast. — Lauren Hurlock


Lyft is offering free rides up to $15 in South Carolina until 8 p.m. Wednesday
Lyft is offering free rides up to $15 in South Carolina until 8 p.m. Wednesday You can use them to catch a ride back from a city or county garage

The ride-hailing service Lyft is offering free rides worth up to $15 throughout South Carolina before Hurricane Florence hits the coast. — Adam Manno


How Charleston's stately historic homes are prepped for hurricanes like Florence
How Charleston's stately historic homes are prepped for hurricanes like Florence For SOBs, this ain't their first rodeo

People with historic homes in downtown Charleston prepare for hurricanes a little differently than your average homeowner. Kris King, executive director of Charleston's Preservation Society, chatted with us this morning about hurricane prep for those South of Broad (and those similarly inclined.) — Connelly Hardaway


Trump on Florence: "It's tremendously big and tremendously wet"
Trump on Florence: "It's tremendously big and tremendously wet" (He's not wrong)

Sitting in the Oval Office today, President Donald Trump warned the Southeast coast of the United States of America to be ready for a large, maybe unprecedented storm that's "tremendously big and tremendously wet." — Sam Spence


All ears: City Paper's top recs for podcast listening during Hurricane Florence
All ears: City Paper's top recs for podcast listening during Hurricane Florence Listen up

On our daily commutes, making dinner, and even on the treadmill, these are the podcasts we're currently listening to. We hope these shows get you through whatever Hurricane Florence may bring. — Connelly Hardaway


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