August 30, 2019 -- 5:00 pm
Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a category 3 hurricane and is forecast to reach category 4 strength as it gets nearer to the coast of Florida. A northward turn remains in the forecast track. However, the storm's westward movement has slowed and that has the effect of increasing uncertainty as to when that turn may occur. National Weather Service Charleston notes potential for heavy rains and coastal flooding in Georgia and southeastern South Carolina when the storm moves northward as expected. Flooding in our area will be impacted by higher than normal tidal activity. The Town maintains its recommendation that residents review their emergency preparedness plans and begin making preparations with a focus on potential flood impacts.
Charleston County Emergency Management Department remains under "Normal Operations" readiness status, is conducting daily Hurricane Dorian Tri-County Conference Calls, and will change its readiness status as circumstances warrant. The Town is maintaining Normal Operations readiness status and does not expect to change its readiness status in advance of a change by Charleston County.
Any resident who may require assistance with evacuation or who knows a resident they believe may require assistance with evacuation should contact the Town (843-768-9121) to provide name(s), address(es) and contact information.
For emergency response call 911.
For emergency response updates and announcements from the Town of Seabrook Island:
Continue to monitor the Town's website (https://www.townofseabrookisland.org);
Call the Town's toll-free number (888-314-3177);
Follow the Town's TWITTER feed (twitter.com/seabrookislnd87); or
Follow the Town's FACEBOOK page (facebook.com/townofseabrookisland)
Property Owners with rental guests should forward this notice to their rental guests.
The next Town update is expected to be afternoon on Saturday, August 31st.