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When will the Midlands begin feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence?

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Pets will be accepted at four open SC shelters, says SC Department of Social Services acting Director Joan Meachum at Gov. Henry McMaster's press conference September 13, 2018.
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Pets will be accepted at four open SC shelters, says SC Department of Social Services acting Director Joan Meachum at Gov. Henry McMaster's press conference September 13, 2018.

People in the Midlands should feel the first effects of Hurricane Florence by Friday morning or midday Friday as bands of rain will come rolling through, according to Chris Rohrbach, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Those bands and the sustained rainfall to follow are supposed to dump 6 to 10 inches of rain on the Midlands and last through Monday, Rohrbach said. The heaviest rainfall will occur Saturday night into Sunday night.

The first strong winds should begin Friday night or early Saturday morning, most likely after midnight, he said.

Sustained winds from 25 to 35 miles per hour are expected in the Midlands with gusts of up to 44 mph. Those winds should last through Sunday, Rohrbach said.

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