Community Updates

Sea Pines CSA Hurricane Ian Weather Advisory 9.29.22 | 2:15 PM

Tropical Storm Update From The Charleston National Weather Service


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.

Storm Information:

  • About 275 miles south of Charleston SC
  • 28.9N 80.0W
  • Storm Intensity 70 mph
  • Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 9 mph

Preparedness Actions:

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.

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

  • The Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Department has made storm preparations and is prepared to respond to storm-related events. 
  • Stormwater System Update: In order to get ahead of the potential heavy rainfall, staff have placed large portable high-volume dewatering pumps in strategic locations throughout the community to assist in lowering lagoon levels. These pumps will remain running as long as it is safe for our staff to operate them throughout the storm. These pumps will also be used after the storm to assist in the removal of stormwater from the community.
  • We continue to actively monitor the tidal control structures on our lagoon system to prevent as much tidal inflow as possible. Finally, we continue to actively manage the Lawton Canal pump station to move water out of the community.
  • The Sea Pines CSA Administration office, Sea Pines Community Center and Sea Pines ARB office WILL BE CLOSING AT 2:30 PM TODAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH. These offices will be closed on Friday, September 30th, and will resume normal operating hours on Monday, October 3rd.
  • The Sea Pines Pass Office, Sea Pines entrance gates, security, Welcome Center and our security dispatch phone line at 843-671-7170 are all operational at this time. We will notify you in advance if these services need to be modified due to storm conditions.
  • Access to The Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Six Oaks Cemetery are currently closed.
  • All Sea Pines CSA construction activities and work performed by CSA contracted services providers will cease Thursday afternoon. Timing on when work will resume in these locations is based on storm impacts.
  • Parking Lots along Power Line Easement:
  • To continue to allow Santee Cooper unobstructed access to the major transformer lines in Sea Pines, please do not park vehicles in lot numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10.
  • Use extreme caution or avoid using the leisure trails within Sea Pines as we are receiving reports of fallen limbs and debris.
  • If you must travel this afternoon through tonight, avoid areas of standing water and downed trees across a roadway.
  • Sea Pines Maintenance staff and additional Sea Pines Security staff will remain on-site overnight and throughout the duration of the storm to ensure we can continue to respond as needed, conditions permitting.
  • Tower Beach access and facilities will close beginning tomorrow, September 30th and will reopen once conditions permit.
  • Sea Pines daily visitor gate pass sales will be discontinued as of 7:00 AM Friday, September 30th
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 via our communication resources:
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive information or need to modify our services, but in the meantime, we ask you to prepare in advance of the storm, stay safe and stay tuned to weather alerts and follow trusted sources of information.

Local and State Information Resources

Town of Hilton Head Island

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

SC Emergency Manager App

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office