Haley: Greatest Concern In South Carolina Is Little Pee Dee River

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Nikki Haley provided an update on the rescues and clean-up efforts in South Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.

Haley says their biggest concern at this time is the Little Pee Dee River.  The river is expected to crest in 24-48 hours.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says they have conducted 205 rescues at this time.

More than 700 residents are currently staying in 17 shelters across the state.  More than 105,000 boil water advisories remain in place.

Officials say there have been 13 confirmed breaches in dams.  Three people are dead from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina.

Jason Hurdich – Certified Deaf Interpreter

Jason has grown a large fan base since his enthusiastic style of sign language as been seen alongside SC Gov. Nikki Haley over the last week, as they deliver updates in preparation for Hurricane Matthew and in it’s aftermath. While some may find Jason’s sometimes flamboyant movements funny, it is however very deliberate. In American Sign Language, various face and body movements are used as part of its grammar:

  • Certain mouth and eye movements serve as adjectival or adverbial modifiers.
  • Movements of the head and eyebrows indicate sentence-level syntactic functions.
  • Body position is used to indicate different discourse-level structures.

Check out this Mental Floss post for more on the subject.

Jason Hurdich certified deaf interpreter