South Carolina orders evacuation

White House is in contact with US states and territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam, as they are facing threats from the approaching hurricane season, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a press briefing on Monday.

“The White House has been in contact with governors’ offices and local authorities in Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York,” Sanders said. Lines of communication remain open and the US federal government stands ready to assist, Sanders added.

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