MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WFMY) -- According to a press release from the City of Myrtle Beach, Mayor Brenda Bethune signed a 'State of Emergency' declaration Sunday afternoon ahead of Hurricane Florence.

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Bethune is urging residents to prepare for the storm. She also stated residents need to be ready to evacuate should the order be given.

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