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South Carolina governor promises looters will be arrested on sight

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Gov. Henry McMaster held a news conference Sunday at 2 p.m. regarding Hurricane Irma.

Saturday, McMaster said nearly 45,000 people had been impacted by the Friday evacuation order that was put in place for barrier islands in Collecton, Beaufort and Jasper counties.

Specifically, Edisto, Daufuskie, Harbor, Hunting and Fripp islands were ordered to evacuate.

He also said the state is opening shelters across the state for South Carolinians who are evacuating, as well as for Floridians and Georgians.

On Sunday he said there are 11 shelters open and 264 evacuees as of noon.

Specifically, Edisto, Daufuskie, Harbor, Hunting and Fripp islands were ordered to evacuate.

He also said the state is opening shelters across the state for South Carolinians who are evacuating, as well as for Floridians and Georgians.

On Sunday he said there are 11 shelters open and 264 evacuees as of noon.

The shelters have a total capacity of 7,127.

Gov. McMaster also sent out a series of tweets following the briefing. He said he had recently spoken with President Donald Trump, who approved a request for a federal disaster declaration and offered support to South Carolina.

McMaster also had a harsh message for looters: "We have zero tolerance for those who try and take advantage of this storm for personal gain. Looters, mischief-makers, and thieves will be arrested on sight and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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