2 South Carolina counties to be evacuated ahead of Hurricane Matthew

The high winds and rain of Hurricane Matthew roar over the waterfront of Baracoa, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The dangerous Category 4 storm blew ashore around dawn in Haiti. It unloaded heavy rain as it swirled on toward a lightly populated part of Cuba and the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

MIAMI (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says two counties will begin evacuating at 3 p.m. Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Matthew.

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Haley said during a news conference Wednesday morning that the hurricane has slowed since forecasts issued Tuesday. She says the storm is slowing and that only residents in Charleston and Beaufort counties are ordered to leave on Wednesday.

She says evacuations in Georgetown and Horry counties will be on Thursday.

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