The latest on Hurricane Dorian as it approaches Charleston 

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From local Charleston efforts to global fundraisers, here's how to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian
From local Charleston efforts to global fundraisers, here's how to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian Donations needed

If you feel helpless in the face of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, you're not alone. You can help those in our community, those also affected on the East coast, and those in the Bahamas. Here's how: — Connelly Hardaway


All the Charleston restaurant post-Hurricane Dorian specials that you need to know
All the Charleston restaurant post-Hurricane Dorian specials that you need to know Hungry as a hurricane

Nothing makes you hungrier (and aching for a cold one) than the cone of uncertainty, right? Lanes are reversed and evacuation is in place, but many folks are still hanging around town, hoping to get their paws on a cocktail while they figure out their plans. — Mary Scott Hardaway


Kayakers paddle down Ashley Ave. in Dorian flooding
Kayakers paddle down Ashley Ave. in Dorian flooding Fun, but please don't

Y'all hanging in there? This storm is something, huh? Of course, some dudes downtown are doing their Charlestonian duty - kayaking down the road in the storm water. — Lauren Hurlock


Shelters are now open in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties ahead of Dorian
Shelters are now open in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties ahead of Dorian Stay safe, y'all

If you and your family need to take shelter at a local spot, these places are currently open in the tri-county area. For a full list of emergency shelters, check out scemd.org. — Connelly Hardaway


Keep an eye on Hurricane Dorian with these webcams
Keep an eye on Hurricane Dorian with these webcams Check out the storm from the comfort of your couch

One of the worst parts of storms is wondering what is going on other places - especially if you've evacuated. Whether you've evacuated or you just love severe weather, here's how to check out how Dorian is treating Charleston. — Lauren Hurlock


Is the Ravenel Bridge open during severe weather? There's an easy way to find out.
Is the Ravenel Bridge open during severe weather? There's an easy way to find out. 💨 💨 💨

With Dorian inching ever closer to our coast, the promise of more wind and rain is in the very near future. (As always, follow trusted Twitter accounts like the National Hurricane Center for the most up-to-date weather information). — Connelly Hardaway


Charleston International Airport flights will cease at 3 p.m. Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Dorian
Charleston International Airport flights will cease at 3 p.m. Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Dorian Stayin' grounded

Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, the Charleston airport's FAA tower will cease all operations at 3 p.m. on Wed. Sept. 4. — Connelly Hardaway


Hundreds of Airbnb hosts are offering free stays for Hurricane Dorian evacuees
Hundreds of Airbnb hosts are offering free stays for Hurricane Dorian evacuees More than 1,200 hosts offering up places to stay

Airbnb is urging hosts in the area to make their homes available to those in need during the storm. — Skyler Baldwin


How Hurricane Dorian is affecting Charleston-area music events
How Hurricane Dorian is affecting Charleston-area music events Getting Warmer

Hurricane Dorian's possible impact on the South Carolina coast and the mandatory evacuation declared by Governor Henry McMaster has left some shows this week in flux. — Heath Ellison


You can still pick up sandbags at these tri-county area locations
You can still pick up sandbags at these tri-county area locations Hunker down

Hunkering down for Hurricane Dorian? You may want to snag some sandbags in case water rises in your area (and if the storm stays on track to hug our coastline, there's a potential for up to 10 inches of rain). — Connelly Hardaway


Folly Beach closed to visitors after 4 p.m. Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Dorian
Folly Beach closed to visitors after 4 p.m. Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Dorian See ya, Folly

Folly Beach will be closed to visitors after 4 p.m. today, Tues., Sept. 2, with restricted access to the island. A checkpoint will be set up just after Bowen's Island Road for those trying to enter Folly Beach. — Lauren Hurlock


What S.C. pet owners need to know ahead of a hurricane
What S.C. pet owners need to know ahead of a hurricane Avoid Catastrophe

A pet is part of your family, so it's crucial to include them in your disaster plans. — Lauren Hurlock


Closings and cancellations in Charleston due to Hurricane Dorian
Closings and cancellations in Charleston due to Hurricane Dorian Charleston is closed for business

Like clockwork, it's time for our semi-annual hurricane-related closings and cancellations post. Governor McMaster has issued an evacuation of the Lowcountry, so if you aren't sure about an event or an organization, be sure to head to their websites or give them a call. — Connelly Hardaway


Don't go stir crazy: Terrace Theater hosts kid-friendly screenings Mon. Sept. 2- Wed. Sept. 4
Don't go stir crazy: Terrace Theater hosts kid-friendly screenings Mon. Sept. 2- Wed. Sept. 4 Six dollars to sanity

How 'bout that hurricane? While Governor McMaster has ordered an evacuation of the Lowcountry (and reversed lanes on 26), families sticking around town are wondering what to do with stir crazy kids. Luckily, the Terrace Theater is here to help with three days of kid-friendly flicks, starting at noon on Mon. Sept. 2. — Connelly Hardaway


I-26 lane reversals start at noon as S.C. evacuations begin Monday ahead of Dorian
I-26 lane reversals start at noon as S.C. evacuations begin Monday ahead of Dorian I-26 will remain reversed to Columbia area

With Hurricane Dorian spinning off the East Coast and forecasted to head toward the Carolinas, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered evacuation procedures to begin on Monday. — Sam Spence


Hurricane prep you can do now while the storms are still far off
Hurricane prep you can do now while the storms are still far off Things you'll wish you did before the storm came knocking

We are officially in the peak of hurricane season, which stretches from mid-August to mid-October. While there aren't any storms currently looming, it's a good idea to start prepping now. Preparing for a storm while it's on its way just adds a layer of drama to an already stressful situation. Plus, running from store to store will leave you no time to plan your hurricane party. — Connor Simonson


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