Hurricane Ian Advisory #2
September 26, 2022 – 3:00 pm
On Monday, September 26, 2022, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated in a regional conference call with Charleston County Emergency Management Department (“CCEMD”) to receive an update on Hurricane Ian.
Hurricane Ian was upgraded from a tropical storm on Monday morning. It is expected to rapidly intensify once it enters the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to become a major hurricane on Tuesday. While confidence in the storm track remains uncertain, current models predict Ian to make landfall on the Florida Gulf coast late Thursday or early Friday.
According to National Weather Service Charleston, the key takeaways from today’s call were as follows:
Residents, property owners and visitors are advised to monitor local media outlets for updates on Hurricane Ian and to make early preparations for potential storm impacts, including possible power outages. Forecasts are also updated regularly on the National Hurricane Center website at www.hurricanes.gov.
The Town of Seabrook Island remains at OPCON 3 (Normal Operating Conditions) as we continue to monitor Hurricane Ian.
The next Town advisory is anticipated to be distributed after the CCEMD conference call on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 27th, unless conditions warrant an earlier update.
Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests. Owners and managers of commercial establishments are also encouraged to share this information with their employees.
Official updates from the town will be posted on the following town channels, as warranted:
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In the event of an emergency, please call 911. Emergency calls to 911 should be reserved for life-threatening situations, or for the reporting of a crime or fire. Do NOT call 911 if you have water in your home unless your life is in danger. Do NOT call 911 to report a power outage. Power outages should be reported directly to Berkeley Electric Cooperative.