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How Long Will Your Water Heater Last?

With the right maintenance and care, your home's hot water heater should last a long time. In general, a well-kempt water heater should last more than ten years. Like all things, however, nothing lasts forever. With time, your water heater will get to a point where it will need heavy maintenance or even replacement before your life is interrupted.

At Delk Plumbing, our team of experts can help repair or replace your home's water heater - whichever is best for your budget and your situation.

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Common Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Is your family complaining that the hot water is out? Have you heard strange noises coming out of your water heater? If so, your water heater may be compromised. Here are a few of the most common signs you need to call Delk Plumbing for water heater repair services:

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1.Hot Water Doesn't Last

Your water heater is designed to give you hot water any time. That's why it has gallons of hot water inside. But if you notice your water going from hot to cold quickly without using the cold water, call Delk Plumbing. Your water heater is probably in need of repair.

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2.Discolored Water

When you get water out of the tap, it should be clear and colorless. If it's grey, brown, or rust-colored, chances are your water heater is to blame. Contaminated water is a big health issue, so be absolutely sure you don't drink it. Instead, call Delk Plumbing. Our team will be out to your house ASAP to help resolve the issue.

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3.Strange Water Temps

When you use your hot or cold water, you expect it to be hot or cold, not lukewarm or freezing. If you notice irregular water temperatures in your home, it should be a red flag. Call Delk Plumbing for a thorough, efficient water heater inspection.

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4.Bangs and Pops

While older water heaters will buzz occasionally, loud knocking and banging are not common for any water heater. If you hear unusual sounds from your water tank, it's time to call our team of plumbers in Knightsville, SC. Our specialists will inspect your system and provide detailed repair and replacement options for you to consider.

Plumbers Drain Cleaning FAQS

As Knightsville's top choice for plumbing services since 1978, we've learned a thing or two about drain cleaning over the years. To keep yourself educated and up-to-date, here are answers to some of the most common questions we're asked:

Q:How many times per year should I have my drains cleared?

A:That all depends on what's going down your drains and how often they're used. If you have a large family, leftover grease from food and hair from showers will cause clogs quickly. In this scenario, you should clear your drains often. If you live alone and don't use your kitchen or laundry drains often, you shouldn't have to clear them as frequently as a large family.

Q:More than one of my drains is moving slowly. What's happening?

A:When two or more drains are moving slowly, you may have a main sewer line problem. These clogs are often caused by wet wipes, tree roots, and kitchen grease.

Q:How do you clean clogged drains?

A:That depends on the type of drain that's clogged. You can clean sink drains with simple household items like vinegar and baking soda. Other drains, like bathtub drains, are best cleaned with a zip stick to remove hairballs. If you're unsure how to clean a clogged drain, it's always best to rely on professional plumbers like Delk Plumbing. Don't make the situation worse than it already is!

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When you need a residential plumber you can trust, nobody is more qualified to serve you than Delk Plumbing. With quick response times, years of experience, and stellar customer service, we can handle any plumbing job, large or small.

Unlike other plumbing companies in Knightsville, we aim to exceed expectations with transparent pricing that is easy on your wallet. No sketchy fine print. No awkward upsells. Only reasonable rates and the highest quality plumbing services in town.

Whether you need a simple leak inspection or a complicated sump pump replacement, we're here to help. Contact our office today so we can learn more about how we can serve you.

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Nico Romo, owner of NICO and Bistronomy, to open 3rd restaurant in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE — Nico Romo has fond memories of large family gatherings in France at a table filled with large bowls of handmade pasta.Soon, he’ll set the table for close to 100 Summerville diners with their eyes set on rustic Italian cuisine.The French-born chef, who opened NICO in Mount Pleasant in 2017 before adding Bistronomy by Nico downtown in 2020, calls forthcoming Laura “a love letter to the storied, traditional Italian family recipes” he grew up eating.The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will ...

SUMMERVILLE — Nico Romo has fond memories of large family gatherings in France at a table filled with large bowls of handmade pasta.

Soon, he’ll set the table for close to 100 Summerville diners with their eyes set on rustic Italian cuisine.

The French-born chef, who opened NICO in Mount Pleasant in 2017 before adding Bistronomy by Nico downtown in 2020, calls forthcoming Laura “a love letter to the storied, traditional Italian family recipes” he grew up eating.

The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will open at 101 North Main St. at the start of 2022.

“We literally have a pasta room, so that’s really the excitement of it to me,” Romo said. “We’ll be doing a lot of handmade pasta there, and then we’re going to have a huge wood-fired pizza oven.”

The restaurant is named after Romo’s grandmother, who was born in Italy before moving to France. In fact, Romo’s great grandfather served for Italy in World War I and France during World War II.

“They would spend every summer at home in Italy. Growing up I always had huge family meals,” Romo said while reminiscing about bowls of his grandmother’s handmade gnocchi. “It was always a big party.”

Romo plans to throw nightly dinner parties at Laura, which will seat 70 guests indoors and another 20 to 25 on its patio. There’s also an 80-seat private space that will eventually (spring 2022) be outfitted with all the bells and whistles for weddings, corporate events and other celebrations.

Romo isn’t the first peninsula chef to spread his wings in Summerville. Swig & Swine has a location on Old Trolley Road, and Halls Chophouse, Poogan’s and D’Allesandro’s Pizza all opened Nexton outposts in the last two years.

According to D’Allesandro’s co-owner Nick D’Allesandro, who operates three South Carolina locations with his brother Ben, the area’s recent growth made adding a Summerville shop attractive. The brothers opened D’Allesandro’s Summerville on Feb. 7, 2020.

Noticing the trend, Romo purchased Laura’s North Main Street space close to three years ago, but the project was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Unlike other chefs and restaurateurs to venture northwest on Interstate 26, Laura will be an escape from the food Romo serves at NICO, his traditional French take on oysters and seafood, and Bistronomy, where he serves French Asian fusion in an upscale yet unpretentious environment.

As Romo puts it: “It’s a restaurant for Summerville. It’s not another NICO.”

Antipasti, house-made pasta, Neapolitan pizzas and whole fish cooked in the wood-fired oven will lead the charge on a menu that mimics the family-style meals Romo fell in love with as a kid. Desserts and pastries are earmarked for a display case near the entrance, according to the chef.

Once open, Laura will serve Summerville dinner seven days a week. Lunch and brunch will be offered on weekends, but, according to Romo, Laura will stay closed during the day Mondays through Fridays due to the extended time it takes to prepare the labor-intensive dishes.

A new barbecue and burger restaurant that harks back to olden days will open Jan. 13 in Charleston.

Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop will debut at 11 a.m. at 1028 St. Andrews Blvd. It’s part of restaurateur Pat Martin’s Nashville-born burger and barbecue spot, a tribute to the small-town eateries he frequented during his childhood.

Menu items are almost exclusively made from scratch and cooked to order via counter-service selections. They include burgers, Memphis-style barbecue, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries and milkshakes.

It’s a second Lowcountry venue for Martin. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint opened on Highland Avenue on James Island in 2019.

“The city’s incredible natural beauty and rich culinary landscape make it a natural next home for Hugh-Baby’s, and, most importantly, Charleston is a place where our team wants to live, work and grow,” Martin said.

The new restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily for dine-in, drive-thru, take home and delivery.

Hugh-Baby’s has three locations in Nashville.

Living the Life in Summerville: Primate sanctuary is saving thousands of lives

By Casey L. Taylor, JDTucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the da...

By Casey L. Taylor, JD

Tucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.

The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the day and night.

The sanctuary is home to 36 gibbons, the smallest of the apes, who have been rescued or retired from laboratories, deplorable “roadside” attractions, or the pet trade. IPPL provides lifetime care to these incredible endangered species and works to educate the community on the plight of gibbons in the wild.

The gibbon residents at the sanctuary have indoor night houses that are hurricane-grade, expansive outdoor habitats, and aerial walkways that give them the choice to safely move about their designated areas as they wish. It is important to the organization that each sanctuary resident is given as much freedom of choice as possible in a captive environment, while keeping them safe. Despite most residents having a rough start to their lives, they thrive at IPPL. They even have some residents nearing the age of 60!

International Outreach

IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s remaining primates, great and small. For the last 45 years, IPPL has made a global impact by securing an export ban on primates from Thailand (saving thousands and thousands of lives) and working with over 20 reputable primate rescue and rehabilitation centers in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America.

IPPL not only supports their efforts to care for native primates who have been rescued and are in need of rehabilitation or lifetime care, but also to thwart poachers and illegal wildlife traffickers, as well as educate local villages and communities on how they can help be part of the solution in preserving native populations of primates.

Small Team, Big Impact

With a small but mighty team of animal caregivers, maintenance technicians, office staff, and dog nannies, IPPL provides compassionate lifetime care for every resident, which includes nutritious and delicious fresh produce three times a day for the gibbons, as well as veterinary care and enrichment — to stimulate those intelligent minds of theirs!

Forms of enrichment vary from food puzzles that the gibbon must figure out in order to get their healthy treats, to special time with their favorite caregiver. Bubble-blowing is a big hit with some of the gibbons. Tong, who was one of the first four original residents at the sanctuary, loves a good foot rub — what girl doesn’t?

Absolutely nothing beats a life in the wild, but for these residents that is sadly not a reality. The team at IPPL feels that the least they can do is make the rest of these individuals’ lives the happiest and healthiest they can be. From residents used in invasive human vaccination studies and locomotion tests, to those kept in less-than-favorable conditions, IPPL’s sanctuary is a safe and loving place for them to thrive and to live as gibbons should.

Casey L. Taylor, JD is the Executive Director of IPPL.

MORE ABOUT IPPL

The sanctuary is not open to the public as an attraction, but it holds educational events in the community and offers options to visit during special times. Sign up to receive their e-newsletters on their website (www.ippl.org) and be the first to know about opportunities and events.

Heavy Rainfall Across Southeast South Carolina and Georgia - June 2019

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTSPOTTER REPORTSNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC708 PM EDT THU JUN 13 2019...HEAVY RAINS FALL ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA... THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY VARIOUS QUALITYCONTROLLED OBSERVATIONS SYSTEMS FROM ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINAAND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. RAINFALL REPORTS ARE FROM JUNE 10 THROUGH 7 AM ON THE 13TH.********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS ...

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTSPOTTER REPORTSNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC708 PM EDT THU JUN 13 2019...HEAVY RAINS FALL ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA... THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY VARIOUS QUALITYCONTROLLED OBSERVATIONS SYSTEMS FROM ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINAAND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. RAINFALL REPORTS ARE FROM JUNE 10 THROUGH 7 AM ON THE 13TH.********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                                        RAINFALL           OF                      /INCHES/   MEASUREMENTGEORGIA...BRYAN COUNTY...   1 NNE RICHMOND HILL   4.25   510 PM  6/13  GA-BR-2: 3-DAY TOTAL.      2 NW BELFAST          2.18   527 PM  6/13  GA-BR-9: 3-DAY TOTAL.   ...BULLOCH COUNTY...   4 S GEORGIA SOUTHERN  4.02   511 PM  6/13  GA-BU-15: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 NW STATESBORO       1.99   638 PM  6/13  GAEMN MESONET                    4 N STATESBORO        1.51   611 PM  6/13  GA-BU-13: 3-DAY TOTAL.  ...CANDLER COUNTY...   7 N METTER            1.44   612 PM  6/13  GA-CD-2: 3-DAY TOTAL.   ...CHATHAM COUNTY...   5 S POOLER            8.85   501 PM  6/13  GA-CT-77: 3-DAY TOTAL.     KSAV SAVANNAH AIRPORT 6.89   628 PM  6/13  KSAV: 3-DAY TOTAL.         2 NW BURROUGHS        6.35   639 PM  6/13  GAEMN MESONET                    2 NE GARDEN CITY      5.85   505 PM  6/13  GA-CT-28: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 SW GARDEN CITY      5.41   506 PM  6/13  GA-CT-83: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 NW POOLER           4.55   508 PM  6/13  GA-CT-1: 3-DAY TOTAL.      7 SSW SKIDAWAY ISLAN  3.91   634 PM  6/13  GAEMN MESONET                    6 SSE MELDRIM         3.87   512 PM  6/13  GA-CT-67: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 N ISLE OF HOPE      3.46   513 PM  6/13  GA-CT-57: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 W SANDFLY           3.20   514 PM  6/13  GA-CT-74: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 W SKIDAWAY ISLAND   2.79   516 PM  6/13  GA-CT-75: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 SW VERNONBURG       2.72   521 PM  6/13  GA-CT-36: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 WSW WINDSOR FOREST  2.46   522 PM  6/13  GA-CT-3: 3-DAY TOTAL.      1 WNW WHITE BLUFF     2.42   522 PM  6/13  GA-CT-60: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 NNW WHITE BLUFF     2.37   523 PM  6/13  GA-CT-55: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 NE SKIDAWAY ISLAND  2.29   636 PM  6/13  GAEMN MESONET                    1 E WILMINGTON ISLAN  2.24   526 PM  6/13  GA-CT-80: 3-DAY TOTAL.     SAVANNAH              2.24   525 PM  6/13  GA-CT-79: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 N TYBEE ISLAND      2.12   528 PM  6/13  GA-CT-37: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 ENE WILMINGTON ISL  2.03   607 PM  6/13  GA-CT-64: 3-DAY TOTAL.  ...EFFINGHAM COUNTY...   1 SW STILLWELL        6.35   503 PM  6/13  GA-EF-17: 3-DAY TOTAL.     MARLOW                5.87   504 PM  6/13  GA-EF-13: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 WSW EBENEZER        4.78   507 PM  6/13  GA-EF-18: 3-DAY TOTAL.  ...EVANS COUNTY...   3 N BELLVILLE         1.59   609 PM  6/13  GA-EV-1: 3-DAY TOTAL    ...LIBERTY COUNTY...   4 ENE MIDWAY          2.79   517 PM  6/13  GA-LB-6: 3-DAY TOTAL.      1 N HINESVILLE        1.89   608 PM  6/13  GA-LB-11: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 E HALFMOON LANDING  1.56   610 PM  6/13  GA-LB-10: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 ENE MIDWAY          1.35   614 PM  6/13  GA-LB-4: 3-DAY TOTAL    ...MCINTOSH COUNTY...   2 NNE PINE HARBOR     1.43   613 PM  6/13  GA-MI-5: 3-DAY TOTAL.      3 NNE SHELLMAN BLUFF  1.24   615 PM  6/13  GA-MI-1: 3-DAY TOTAL.      SAPELO ISLAND         1.10   617 PM  6/13  GA-MI-6: 3-DAY TOTAL.      1 S CARNIGAN          1.06   622 PM  6/13  GA-MI-3: 3-DAY TOTAL.   ...SCREVEN COUNTY...   1 S NEWINGTON         2.85   515 PM  6/13  GA-SV-5: 3-DAY TOTAL.      1 W SYLVANIA          1.47   624 PM  6/13  GA-SV-3: 3-DAY TOTAL.   SOUTH CAROLINA...ALLENDALE COUNTY...   2 SE ALLENDALE        0.44   457 PM  6/13  SC-AL-2: 3-DAY TOTAL.   ...BEAUFORT COUNTY...   3 ENE BLUFFTON       11.07   306 PM  6/13  SC-BF-22: 3-DAY TOTAL.    1 N BLUFFTON          9.53   704 PM  6/13  SC-BF-74: 2-DAY TOTAL.     2 W PRITCHARDVILLE    9.20   705 PM  6/13  SC-BF-85: 2-DAY TOTAL.     3 NNE HILTON HEAD IS  8.80   309 PM  6/13  SC-BF-2: 3-DAY TOTAL.      2 NNW PRITCHARDVILLE  8.20   310 PM  6/13  SC-BF-86: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 NNE BLUFFTON        8.09   311 PM  6/13  SC-BF-4: 3-DAY TOTAL.      2 SSW PRITCHARDVILLE  7.25   313 PM  6/13  SC-BF-50: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 N PRITCHARDVILLE    7.09   315 PM  6/13  SC-BF-10: 3-DAY TOTAL      6 E JASPER            6.58   316 PM  6/13  SC-BF-32: 3-DAY TOTAL.     6 ENE JASPER          6.20   321 PM  6/13  SC-BF-36: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 WNW PARRIS ISLAND   5.88   323 PM  6/13  SC-BF-53: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 NNW FOLLY FIELD     5.26   332 PM  6/13  SC-BF-66: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 ENE HILTON HEAD IS  5.01   336 PM  6/13  SC-BF-59: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 NNW PORT ROYAL      4.49   347 PM  6/13  SC-BF-80: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 ESE BEAUFORT        4.43   352 PM  6/13  SC-BF-68: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 NNE BEAUFORT        4.40   355 PM  6/13  SC-BF-35: 3-DAY TOTAL.     5 NE BEAUFORT         3.42   410 PM  6/13  SC-BF-37: 3-DAY TOTAL.     7 NNW TYBEE ISLAND    3.39   410 PM  6/13  SC-BF-23: 3-DAY TOTAL.  ...BERKELEY COUNTY...   7 NNE GOOSE CREEK     5.11   332 PM  6/13  SC-BK-55: 3-DAY TOTAL.     SANGAREE              4.18   357 PM  6/13  SC-BK-68: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 SE COLLEGE PARK     2.93   421 PM  6/13  SC-BK-17: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 NNW GOOSE CREEK     2.90   422 PM  6/13  SC-BK-65: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 ESE COLLEGE PARK    2.71   425 PM  6/13  SC-BK-71: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 NE GOOSE CREEK      2.65   427 PM  6/13  SC-BK-57: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 S DANIEL ISLAND     2.37   434 PM  6/13  SC-BK-48: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 SSW DANIEL ISLAND   2.28   437 PM  6/13  SC-BK-61: 3-DAY TOTAL.     SAINT STEPHEN         1.61   446 PM  6/13  SC-BK-59: 3-DAY TOTAL.     6 WNW SAINT STEPHEN   1.17   450 PM  6/13  SC-BK-29: 3-DAY TOTAL.  ...CHARLESTON COUNTY...   3 SW EDISTO ISLAND    7.11   314 PM  6/13  SC-CR-153: 3-DAY TOTAL     3 S SHADOWMOSS        6.29   318 PM  6/13  SC-CR-97: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 SW SHADOWMOSS       5.92   322 PM  6/13  SC-CR-151: 3-DAY TOTAL.    5 E BENNETTS POINT    5.74   325 PM  6/13  SC-CR-155: 3-DAY TOTAL     5 SSE CAINHOY         5.46   325 PM  6/13  SC-CR-26: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 ESE EDISTO ISLAND   5.35   326 PM  6/13  SC-CR-115: 3-DAY TOTAL.    2 NNW NORTH CHARLEST  5.34   328 PM  6/13  SC-CR-57: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 N ROCKVILLE         5.29   329 PM  6/13  SC-CR-98: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 SSW SHADOWMOSS      5.00   337 PM  6/13  SC-CR-6: 3-DAY TOTAL.      3 SE CAINHOY          4.72   338 PM  6/13  SC-CR-112: 3-DAY TOTAL.    MCCLELLANVILLE        4.70   341 PM  6/13  SC-CR-33: 3-DAY TOTAL      3 SE HANAHAN          4.66   341 PM  6/13  SC-CR-78: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 SW SHADOWMOSS       4.60   343 PM  6/13  SC-CR-173: 3-DAY TOTAL.    1 SSE CAINHOY         4.57   345 PM  6/13  SC-CR-106: 3-DAY TOTAL.    4 SSE CAINHOY         4.46   349 PM  6/13  SC-CR-158: 3-DAY TOTAL.    2 N NORTH CHARLESTON  4.42   353 PM  6/13  SC-CR-171: 3-DAY TOTAL.    5 ESE CAINHOY         4.41   354 PM  6/13  SC-CR-146: 3-DAY TOTAL.    KCXM: DTWN CHARLESTON 4.22   627 PM  6/13  KCXM: 3-DAY TOTAL.         2 N MOUNT PLEASANT    4.09   359 PM  6/13  SC-CR-148: 3-DAY TOTAL.    4 E JOHNS ISLAND      4.08   401 PM  6/13  SC-CR-74: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 SSW JAMES ISLAND    3.99   402 PM  6/13  SC-CR-60: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 NNW MOUNT PLEASANT  3.82   405 PM  6/13  SC-CR-10: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 SE DANIEL ISLAND    3.77   407 PM  6/13  SC-CR-144: 3-DAY TOTAL.    1 ESE CHARLESTON AIR  3.53   407 PM  6/13  SC-CR-49: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 S CAINHOY           3.50   409 PM  6/13  SC-CR-113: 3-DAY TOTAL.    1 ESE KIAWAH ISLAND   3.36   411 PM  6/13  SC-CR-154: 3-DAY TOTAL.    2 NW LADSON           3.31   413 PM  6/13  SC-CR-149: 3-DAY TOTAL.    1 SW JAMES ISLAND     3.15   416 PM  6/13  SC-CR-141: 3-DAY TOTAL.    3 WSW JAMES ISLAND    2.77   423 PM  6/13  SC-CR-175: 3-DAY TOTAL.    3 SSE WEST ASHLEY     2.72   424 PM  6/13  SC-CR-88: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 NE MOUNT PLEASANT   2.57   429 PM  6/13  SC-CR-4: 3-DAY TOTAL.      2 SW GOOSE CREEK      2.57   430 PM  6/13  SC-CR-30: 3-DAY TOTAL.     KCHS: CHARLESTON APRT 2.57   627 PM  6/13  KCHS: 3-DAY TOTAL.         2 SSW NORTH CHARLEST  2.48   432 PM  6/13  SC-CR-87: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 ENE MOUNT PLEASANT  2.47   433 PM  6/13  SC-CR-77: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 NE JAMES ISLAND     2.33   435 PM  6/13  SC-CR-96: 3-DAY TOTAL.     5 ENE SULLIVANS ISLA  1.44   448 PM  6/13  SC-CR-166: 3-DAY TOTAL. ...COLLETON COUNTY...   1 SSE GREEN POND      6.25   320 PM  6/13  SC-CL-4: 3-DAY TOTAL.      3 SSW ROUND O         4.53   346 PM  6/13  SC-CL-16: 3-DAY TOTAL.     3 NNW COTTAGEVILLE    3.06   417 PM  6/13  SC-CL-17: 3-DAY TOTAL.     CANADYS               2.65   428 PM  6/13  SC-CL-6: 3-DAY TOTAL.      3 NNW WALTERBORO      2.27   439 PM  6/13  SC-CL-3: 3-DAY TOTAL.      1 NW ASHTON           2.26   439 PM  6/13  SC-CL-9: 3-DAY TOTAL.      2 W ISLANDTON         2.09   443 PM  6/13  SC-CL-20: 3-DAY TOTAL.     SMOAKS                1.46   447 PM  6/13  SC-CL-5: 3-DAY TOTAL.   ...DORCHESTER COUNTY...   4 WNW CHARLESTON AIR  3.22   415 PM  6/13  SC-DC-57: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 SSW SUMMERVILLE     2.96   420 PM  6/13  SC-DC-36: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 SE KNIGHTSVILLE     2.96   420 PM  6/13  SC-DC-62: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 S RIDGEVILLE        1.99   445 PM  6/13  SC-DC-66: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 SSE REEVESVILLE     0.87   454 PM  6/13  SC-DC-18: 3-DAY TOTAL.  ...HAMPTON COUNTY...   2 W HAMPTON           2.51   430 PM  6/13  SC-HM-21: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 SSE HAMPTON         2.45   434 PM  6/13  SC-HM-7: 3-DAY TOTAL.      3 WNW CROCKETVILLE    2.33   436 PM  6/13  SC-HM-16: 3-DAY TOTAL.     1 SE HAMPTON          2.20   441 PM  6/13  SC-HM-15: 3-DAY TOTAL.     2 SSW BRUNSON         1.45   449 PM  6/13  SC-HM-2: 3-DAY TOTAL.   ...JASPER COUNTY...   2 S JASPER            5.80   324 PM  6/13  SC-JS-9: 3-DAY TOTAL.      1 SSE OLD HOUSE       5.07   334 PM  6/13  SC-JS-3: 3-DAY REPORT.

FIRST ALERT: Tornado watches end for Lowcountry counties

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Tornado watches around the Lowcountry have been allowed to expire as Tropical Depression Nicole moves farther from South Carolina.Remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole put the Lowcountry under tornado watches throughout Thursday night going into Friday morning.Most of the watches ended Friday morning, and a watch for Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties ended just before noon. Two tornado warnings were issued in the Tri-County during the storm activity.A tornado warning was issued at 12:20 a.m. f...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Tornado watches around the Lowcountry have been allowed to expire as Tropical Depression Nicole moves farther from South Carolina.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole put the Lowcountry under tornado watches throughout Thursday night going into Friday morning.

Most of the watches ended Friday morning, and a watch for Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties ended just before noon. Two tornado warnings were issued in the Tri-County during the storm activity.

A tornado warning was issued at 12:20 a.m. for parts of Charleston County, however, it expired at 12:41 a.m.

Another warning came Thursday afternoon as a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located at 5:17 p.m. near Knightsville The warning expired at 5:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has not verified if any tornados touchdown during either of the warnings. Meanwhile, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division says county emergency managers across the state reported minimal damages. None of the managers requested state assistance.

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Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine says gusts to tropical storm force are possible Wednesday through Friday.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form, but does not indicate that any actual tornadoes have been detected.

Tropical Storm Nicole has sent multiple homes collapsing into the Atlantic Ocean. Nicole made landfall as a hurricane early Thursday near Vero Beach, Florida, but the brunt of the damage was along the East Coast well north of there, in the Daytona Beach area. Its damaging coastal surge was hitting beachfront properties in Daytona Beach Shores that lost their last protections during Hurricane Ian.

The Live 5 Weather team declared Thursday and Friday as First Alert Weather Days because of possible impacts from the storm.

Sovine says coastal flooding is likely through Friday around high tides with beach erosion and high surf also likely.

Sovine said heavy rain could be possible with rainfall totals between one and four inches. Breezy conditions could occur through Friday and winds may occasionally gust to, or over, 40 mph near the coast.

Nicole became the 14th named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season on Monday.

As of 10 a.m., Nicole was a tropical depression with its center located near latitude 34.2 north and longitude 84.3 west, about 35 miles north of Atlanta, Ga. The storm was moving to the north-northeast at 23 mph and its estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb or 29.56 inches.

Forecasters say an acceleration toward the north and north-northeast is expected Friday.

On the forecast track, the center of Nicole will move across central and northern Georgia Friday morning and over the western Carolinas later.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Nicole is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone Friday, then dissipate Friday night or early Saturday as it merges with a frontal system over the eastern United States.

Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for Charleston, Berkeley, Coastal Colleton and Beaufort counties. Gusts to tropical storm force(40+mph) are possible today through Friday near the coast. pic.twitter.com/VOkWBvcYTx

— Joey Sovine Live 5 (@JoeySovine) November 9, 2022

City of Charleston officials say they will be closely monitoring the tropical storm. Crews have already begun preparing for potential storm impacts.

“Residents are asked to keep an eye on reliable local weather reports over the next few days,” Emergency Management Director Ben Almquist said in a news release. “If bad conditions do arise, citizens are advised to follow the guidance of Emergency Management officials and, as always, motorists should avoid driving through high water when they encounter it.”

The city’s stormwater department has prepared temporary pumps for low-lying areas. Crews will also be cleaning out ditches and drains in flood-prone areas.

To find out how you can help, visit the Adopt-A-Drain website by clicking here.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through Nov. 30.

Nicole made landfall near Vero Beach as a Category 1 hurricane at about 3 a.m. Thursday, more than a hundred miles south of Daytona Beach Shores, before its maximum sustained winds dropped to 60 mph, the Miami-based center said. The storm was centered about 30 miles southeast of Orlando. It was moving west-northwest near 14 mph.

Robbie Berg, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami advised people to understand that hazards from Tropical Storm Nicole “will exist across the state of Florida today.”

Nicole came could briefly emerge over the northeastern corner of the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon before moving over the Florida Panhandle and Georgia, he said.

The storm left south Florida sunny and calm as it moved north, but could dump as much as 6 inches of rain over the Blue Ridge Mountains by Friday, the hurricane center said.

Nicole became a hurricane Wednesday evening as it slammed into Grand Bahama Island. It was the first to hit the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm that devastated the archipelago in 2019.

For storm-weary Floridians, it is only the third November hurricane to hit their shores since recordkeeping began in 1853. The previous ones were the 1935 Yankee Hurricane and Hurricane Kate in 1985.

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Rescued primates living longer, happier lives at Summerville sanctuary

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – It was 1973 when Shirley McGreal, then living in Southeast Asia, saw beady bright eyes staring back at her from between the slats of a wooden crate.The eyes belonged to a gibbon — a primate native to the region — who had fallen victim to the dangerous world of the pet trade, where gibbons were being sold into homes, zoos, or labs, only to later be discarded.In 1977, McGreal created the Inter...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – It was 1973 when Shirley McGreal, then living in Southeast Asia, saw beady bright eyes staring back at her from between the slats of a wooden crate.

The eyes belonged to a gibbon — a primate native to the region — who had fallen victim to the dangerous world of the pet trade, where gibbons were being sold into homes, zoos, or labs, only to later be discarded.

In 1977, McGreal created the International Primate Protection League (IPPL) in Summerville as a gibbon sanctuary. The now 47-acre property remains nestled in a quiet area of the Lowcountry that is illuminated by the sounds of the primates singing to one another.

Meg McCue-Jones, the Compliance and Outreach Manager, explained that the land was a sod farm in the late 70s and started taking in the gibbons that needed help soon after.

One of the sanctuary’s residents, Gibby, is one of the oldest known living gibbons at over 60 years old.

Like most of the gibbons at the sanctuary, his life started off rough.

McCue-Jones said that Gibby was wild caught, and “with every gibbon wild caught, they shoot mom out of the tree, hoping baby falls, and then they take the baby.”

He was first sold into the pet trade in by a Bangkok dealer, but that was just the beginning. Gibby went to labs at Hofstra University and the State University at Stony Brook.

Researchers embedded electrodes in his skin as part of a locomotion project.

The electrodes and thin wires were inserted into his muscles and connected him to a suit that would measure his muscle movements. McCue-Jones explained that this was obviously not an ideal situation on any aspect, whether it be a human or animal.

At 44, Gibby made it to his first sanctuary, but the conditions were hard on his body. In March of 2007, just four years after his arrival, the IPPL reached out to the sanctuary to relocate not only Gibby, but several other gibbons.

For Gibby, like the other 29 at the sanctuary, Summerville is his last stop. McCue-Jones says that the sanctuary is their forever home.

But with the pandemic, their home has become more difficult to manage.

With fear of COVID-19 spreading to the primates, volunteers were no longer allowed to assist with the many daily tasks necessary to keep the place running.

From hosing the outsides of the enclosures, to raking, food prep, and even assistance inside the office—the staff was left with mounting responsibilities.

The economic impacts of the pandemic left donors and community partners reeling financially, but the bills at the sanctuary remained steady.

As a non-federally funded organization, the IPPL relies heavily on donations to meet the needs of the animals.

Stacy Lambert, a Senior Animal Care Giver, said that since a lot of their population has started to reach geriatric ages, their vet bills are getting bigger as they are having more interventions and medications, different procedures, and checkup appointments with Dr. John Ohlandt.

While expensive, their system of care has proven to work.

Lambert says that in the wild, gibbons usually live about 30-35 years. However, in captivity, gibbons living into their 40s is normal. However, the IPPL has quite a few gibbons that are up in their 40s and 50s while, of course, Gibby is 62.

Although the interventions from the IPPL show the ability of the sanctuary, McCue-Jones said all those at the IPPL ultimately wish there was not a need for them at all, and that the gibbons could live freely in the wild.

McCue-Jones said, “as Shirley has spoken of before, if you really think about it, do humans need sanctuaries, should we have them? Should we be treating the animals this way?”

To send the Gibbons a care package full of nuts, click here.

To donate to the IPPL’s missions and day-to-day operations, click here.

To send specified items needed by the IPPL via Amazon, click here.

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