Community Updates

Hurricane Ian Update From the Charleston National Weather Service (9.27.22 | 2:45 PM)

As of the 2pm update, Hurricane Ian is located about 265 miles South of Sarasota, FL, and has maximum stained winds of 120 MPH, moving north at 10 MPH.

Tropical Storm Watch and Storm Surge Watch Issued for our Area

A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours.

A Storm Surge Watch means life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, is possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours.

Tropical cyclone Ian will bring impacts to the area later this week into the weekend.

Wind Threat & Potential Impacts

  • Timing: Tropical Storm Force Wind Gusts could begin along immediate coastal areas/barrier island by Thursday, then all areas within rain bands Thursday night through Saturday
  • Potential Impacts: Scattered power outages due to downed limbs/trees possible

Storm Surge Threat & Potential Impacts

  • Timing: Thursday through Saturday, especially during times of high tide
    • SC: 2-4 feet inundation (Water Above Ground Level)
  • Potential Impacts: Significant coastal flooding of roads/properties; Significant beach erosion

Flooding Rainfall Threat & Potential Impacts

  • Timing: Friday through early Saturday
  • Potential Impacts: Significant flooding of lowlying/poorly drained areas

Tornado Threat & Potential Impacts

  • Timing: Mainly Friday into early Saturday
  • Potential Impacts: Isolated damage to trees, power lines and mobile homes; Isolated power outage

Please keep a close eye on the weather, as conditions can change quickly. For the latest forecast please visit

Update from Sea Pines CSA: Monitoring & Preparing for Hurricane Ian

The Sea Pines CSA staff is actively monitoring and preparing for the storm.

The Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Department has begun making storm preparations which include:

  • Lowering lagoon levels throughout the community
  • Securing items at our managed areas
  • Ensuring Sea Pines CSA drains and outfalls are clear
  • Mobilizing equipment as needed throughout the community

We ask Sea Pines property owners, guest and visitors to please make sure you have your hurricane plan in place, begin to prepare your property, and follow any advice given by local, state or government officials.

Communications from Sea Pines CSA should be secondary to the messages passed from government officials via local TV, radio and emergency management websites. Please monitor local radio and television stations and follow the instructions of emergency officials.

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive information via our communication resources: