Gov. Haley: 400K without power, cyber scam warning issued regarding power outage updates

Nikki Haley
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015, photo. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how it treats immigrants, Haley said Jan. 12, 2016, as the GOP used its formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough stance embraced by some of the GOP's leading presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – Haley, in an update on storm preparations that ended with a prayer, said that an estimated 355,000 people have fled coastal areas in advance of the storm – 45,000 more than Friday morning.

Haley also warned the public about a cyber security situation going on across the state where people are receiving emails asking them to “click here” for a power outage update.  She asked residents to not open the email because it could take over your computer.

The state has more that 400,000 people without power.  That is more than when most of the state was nearly was nearly underwater during last October’s flood.

The governor also said she will give another update later this afternoon.

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