- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Officials in Folly Beach have canceled Fourth of July fireworks 11 days ahead of schedule because of the expectation of above average high tides.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/28Sy6Py) Folly Beach Department of Public Safety spokesman Alan Kleinfeld said the Folly Association of Business won’t hold its annual display because the expected high tide at sunset won’t leave enough beach to launch them.

Kleinfeld also said the association also couldn’t find a suitable vendor.

A fireworks display is planned for Labor Day weekend instead.

The ofevening high tide on July 4 is forecast to rise near King tide level of 6.6 feet or more, at least a foot above the usual tidal range.

Individual fireworks are not allowed on Folly Beach.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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