By far, the largest was vacation paradise Hilton Head Island, with 40,000 people, golf courses and resorts.
The governor said there is the risk of flash flooding, especially in the central and southern parts of the state.
Mayor John Tecklenburg said there were no serious injuries and the city would be back to normal Wednesday.
Hurricane Irma may bring widespread and significant rainfall to the Lowcountry, the Charleston area and other parts of SC on Sunday into Monday night.
"This is a serious storm", he said. Even if Irma maintains its current course, significant storm surge to South Carolina's low-lying coastal areas is expected due to persistent winds and high tide levels. Associated Press reporters Kim Chandler in Montgomery, Alabama, John Raby in Charleston, West Virginia, Seanna Adcox in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kate Brumback and Bill Barrow in Atlanta contributed to this story.
"Those are the ones we have settled or on their way", said Hoyt, who lives in the city's eastern suburb of Decatur.
So where should evacuating residents go?
Forecasters say the ocean may rise a little more, but they don't expect a surge anywhere near the 12.5 feet (3.8 meters) recorded when Hurricane Hugo came ashore just north of Charleston in 1989.
No injuries were reported in McMaster's two-story building near the University of SC campus, but about eight residents, mostly college students, had to find places to stay, authorities said.
"As they say, you can take a horse to water but you can't make him drink", he said. He planned an evening news conference.
Savannah fine art photographer Dan Kaufman stops in the middle of almost deserted downtown Savannah, Ga., Sunday, Sept., 10, 2017 to take a photo of City Hall before winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Irma are forecast to impact the area.
On Tybee Island east of Savannah, Ernie Laessig wasn't taking any chances with Irma.
Tuesday will bring a return to some normalcy from the region's third-straight severe fall weather event after the historic flood of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. "So I'm sticking with my final decision and we're out of here". All of Georgia Power's resources are being held and dedicated to storm restoration efforts in the state following Hurricane Irma.
That order is aimed at preventing a repeat of October 2015, when bursting and overflowing dams amid historic 24-inch rains worsened deadly flooding.
Hurricane Irma has made landfall in Florida as a category 4 storm.
More than 1.2 million Georgia Power and EMC customers mostly in coastal and south Georgia were without power.
According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest rains and higher chances of tornadoes will come from the eastern side of the storm as it passes to the west of SC. County spokeswoman Paige Dukes said Friday local officials are now concerned they could see a "direct hit" from Irma.
Irma was at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, with winds up to 185 miles per hour (298 kph).
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But after several days of worry and weather watching, baseball is once again the first thing on the minds of the Rays. The manager summoned David Robertson (8-2), who struck out Longoria and Duda and went on to claim the win.
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Additionally, none of the council's five permanent members - the United States , Britain, France, Russia and China - must veto it. It is necessary to block North Korea from earning foreign currency that is diverted to its nuclear and missile development.
Recently planted palm trees lie strewn across the road as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. He told CNN he has homes there and in Houston , which was hit by heavy flooding from Hurricane Harvey two weeks ago.
However, the centerpiece of the bunch is a Siri face that displays timely info, such as reminders, meetings and news. Siri On Apple Watch can now offer enhanced functions, and also respond back in voice and not just text prompts.
New UN sanctions to "starve" North Korean regime
The test sent powerful tremors across the region, suggesting the device used was the most powerful the nation has ever tested. Making them small enough to fit on a missile is a challenging task, and one that North Korea claims to have achieved.
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Following hours of debate, the Wisconsin Senate passed the $3,000,000,000 incentive package for Foxconn. Democrats say state taxpayers are giving up too much under the agreement negotiated by Republican Gov.
Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status
Antigua and Barbuda are under hurricane watches as Hurricane Jose is expected to pass near the islands this weekend. It's the first time since 2010 that three active hurricanes have been in the Atlantic, according to CNN weather .
Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power
A road is partially blocked by a tree downed in the high winds from Hurricane Irma on September 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida . Duke Energy Florida is also anticipating "significant, widespread power outages" for its 1.8 million customers in Florida .
Appalachian Power sending hundreds to Florida, Georgia
Georgia EMC said its electric coops, known as EMCs, had cut the number of customer outages from 537,000 overnight. The state's utilities said they called in thousands of extra workers to begin catching up on the damage.
Kansas City couple's botched bridge proposal goes viral
After about an hour of looking, no one was able to find the ring but everyone came out of the situation with good memories. Feeling bad for the couple, Dabney has set up a GoFundMe page to help replace the ring. "They didn't expect that at all".
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This isn't just about the dynamic play of Cook. "Any time that you have good players that leave, it's always hard ". Ward being cut just before the season began, this should be a young, inexperienced group to start the year.