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Hurricane Irma knocked out power for 15 million people in Florida. As of this morning, about 44,800 people in S.C. were without power. Source: NYT, SCEG

It’s too early to tell at this point where it’ll go, but Hurricane Jose is still hanging out in the Atlantic as a category 2 storm. Source: USA Today

In all, Irma has been blamed for two deaths in S.C. One in Calhoun Falls and one near Columbia. Source: The State

Gov. Henry McMaster said that he weighed the economic impact of evacuating Charleston before deciding not to trigger evacuation plans ahead of Irma, which brought record storm surges to the city. Source: P&C

Cindi Scoppe on ex-Rep. Jim Merrill’s plea: “What Jim Merrill’s sentence tells us about fighting corruption”

Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. will speak at the dedication of the new $80 million USC School of Law building on Thursday. Source: P&C, The State