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Hurricane Irma Updates

This page will be used to pass information related to Hurricane Irma. Updates will be posted in chronological order.

UPDATE AS OF 11:45 AM Thursday September 7th, 2017
From the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department: No significant changes, please continue to watch closely and plan ahead. No evacuation yet. View full release at https://local.nixle.com/alert/6146551/

UPDATE AS OF 11:20 AM on Thursday Sept. 7th, 2017

Please note- Communications from CSA should be secondary to the messages passed from government officials via local TV, radio and emergency management websites.
Dear Sea Pines Property Owner,
As of this morning Hurricane Irma remains a powerful category 5 storm over the Atlantic Ocean. No evacuation order for Beaufort County has been issued as of yet. Emergency Management officials continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma.
Beaufort County residents and guests are urged to plan ahead and stay up-to-date with developments on Hurricane Irma through the National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston http://www.weather.gov/chs/. The NWS provides updates at 2:00 am, 5:00 am, 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster declared a State of Emergency yesterday, allowing for state agencies to coordinate efforts if a weather emergency arises.  Click here to watch his press conference from yesterday.
While the path of Hurricane Irma will be more clear over coming days, we encourage you to prepare your homes and businesses for the possibility of evacuation. Below are resources you can use to stay informed.
Weather Resources 
 
Weather Updates National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service
Local Agencies 

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

Facebook: BeaufortCoSo

Twitter: @BCSOTraffic
Sign up for Emergency Alerts from the Beaufort County Sheriffs Office Click here

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Facebook: SCEMD

Twitter: @SCEMD

Town of Hilton Head Island

Facebook: TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC

Twitter: @HHI Emergency
Sign up for Emergency Alerts from the Town of Hilton Head Click here

Town of Bluffton

Facebook: TownofBluffton

Twitter: @TownofBluffton

Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Hurricane Re-Entry Hotline:
1-800-963-5023

Preparedness Guides & Checklists
Evacuation Zones & Maps

View here.

Hurricane guide from NWS Charleston

http://www.weather.gov/media/chs/misc/HurricaneGuide.pdf

NOAA/NWS

SCEMD

SBA
Local News
Radio Stations

Bob: 106.9
Rock: 106.1
The Island: 93.5 FM / 1130 AM
ETV Radio: 89.9 FM
GPB Radio: 91.1 FM
The River: 98.7 FM
Rewind: 107.9 FM
SC 103.1 FM
The Surf: 104.9
G100.1
Hank FM: 98.3

 

September 5th, 2017 at 3:50 PM

 
As of 1100 AM, the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 16.8 North, longitude 58.4 West. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight. On the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma is forecast to move over portions of the northern Leeward Islands tonight and early Wednesday.
Reports from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 180 mph with higher gusts.  Irma is an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.
We will continue to monitor the storm and provide additional information as they become available.

September 1st, 2017 at 11:09 AM

 

 
Please be advised,  Hurricane Irma currently has sustained winds of 115 mph and is located 2,850 miles ESE of Charleston. Currently there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect for our area. However, property owners are asked to keep a close eye on weather conditions as they can change quickly. Visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov for updates.