Here is the latest information on Tropical Storm Hermine.
Beaufort County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning.
Currently Beaufort County is at OpCon 3.
Beaufort County is planning at this time to increase to OpCon 1 at 0800 tomorrow to address the landfall of the storm in Beaufort County.
Citizens should secure loose objects in their yards today that might be blown around during tropical storm force winds. They should be prepared for downed trees, power outtages, and flooded roadways. Remember TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN. There is an Elevated risk of tornado activity on the east side of the track of the storm.
Tropical Storm Force winds greater than 39mph (sustained for 1 minute) are expected to being impacting the county around 1000 Friday.
The Tropical Storm Force winds will continue passing through the county until approximately 2000 hours Friday evening.
Rainfall amounts between 4-6 inches are forecast. There may be locally heavier amounts.
Loose items should be secured today. Preparations for expected power outtages should be made today.
Travel tomorrow should be limited to necessary trips as road conditions will be dangerous.
Beaufort County Emergency Management will be closely monitoring the situation.
- We do not envision an evacuation scenario pending input of county emergency management.
For Forecast information, please consult the National Hurricane Center, your local National Weather Service office and the State Climatology Office.
- NHC: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- NWS Charleston: http://www.weather.gov/chs/
- NWS Wilmington: http://www.weather.gov/ilm/
- NWS Columbia: http://www.weather.gov/cae/
- NWS Greenville-Spartanburg: http://www.weather.gov/gsp/