Officials anticipate a Million Visitors to SC for Eclipse

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division are planning for an estimated influx of more than one million visitors into the state for several days on either side of the eclipse. On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a thin, roughly 100 mile-wide path that runs diagonally across America from Oregon to South Carolina. Beginning around 2:38pm, viewers will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse ranging from two minutes and 30 seconds to two minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness. South Carolina residents should expect nearly everything to be above capacity for nearly a week total while visitors are in the state, which is rated to have one of the best views in the country. Even if you do not plan to participate in any eclipse-related activities, expect heavy traffic and extremely busy areas in much of South Carolina. Read more online at