A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for our area.
Tropical Storm Ian is expected to move slowly offshore of the Florida east coast this afternoon. Ian is expected to approach north coastal Georgia and south coastal South Carolina as a hurricane, making landfall on Friday.
The risk for impacts will increase beginning this afternoon and continue into Friday night with life-threatening storm surge inundation, flooding rains, isolated tornadoes and tropical storm force winds as the storm approaches the area. Wind gusts to hurricane force are also possible, mainly along the immediate coast and around Charleston Harbor.
The combination of life-threatening storm surge inundation and heavy rainfall could produce areas of considerable urban and flash flooding, especially Friday. In addition, dangerous marine and surf conditions will continue with significant beach and lakeshore erosion becoming more likely at the beaches and around Lake Moultrie.
- About 275 miles south of Charleston SC
- 28.9N 80.0W
- Storm Intensity 70 mph
- Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 9 mph
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.
When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm.
For the latest forecast please visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#ian