There's lots of talk in the news about Hanna making landfall in South Carolina sometime Friday. This is probably true, BUT! Columbia is far enough inland that the most we will likely experience is heavy rain and possibly some power outage; the real concern is the coastline. Our city has set up shelters for people who may evacuate from the coast, although mandatory evacuation notices haven't been issued just yet. Here in town, city storm drains are being cleaned in case of the aforementioned heavy rain and grocery stores are stocking extra bread, milk, eggs, and bottled water (the things that people seem to rush for before a storm).
In short, don't worry that we're going to die in a hurricane this weekend. We'll be fine. :)