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The City of Myrtle Beach warned businesses Wednesday to shut down by 5 p.m. ahead of Hurricane Florence.
City spokesman Mark Kruea said businesses are not required to closer, but he hopes they will.
The city tweeted: “Due to the evacuation order from the governor’s office, businesses in Myrtle Beach are required to have operations and security completed by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12.”
Kruea said businesses should be shuttered and people need to be evacuated by this evening.
A police spokesman said people would still be allowed in and out of the city, despite the evacuation order.