Tropical Storm Elsa Advisory
July 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm
The Town of Seabrook Island is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa as it moves up the west coast of Florida. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is forecast to make landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast as a strong tropical storm or category 1 hurricane (74-95 mph winds). While the system is expected to weaken before moving into Georgia and South Carolina, the Charleston region is currently under a tropical storm watch. The main threats from Tropical Storm Elsa in our area will include heavy rains, flooding, rip currents and gusty winds beginning Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning.
Residents, property owners and visitors are advised to monitor local media outlets for updates on Tropical Storm Elsa. Forecasts are also updated regularly on the National Hurricane Center website at www.hurricanes.gov. Property owners are encouraged to secure or remove outdoor objects like lawn furniture, garbage cans and other materials that may be blown by the wind.
The Town of Seabrook Island remains at OPCON 3 (Normal Operating Conditions) as we continue to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa. Official updates from the town will be posted on the following channels, as warranted:
The Charleston County Citizen’s Information Line will be staffed on Wed. July 7th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Residents who have questions about the storm can call (843) 746-3900. Spanish-speaking staff will be available as needed. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.
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.
The next town advisory is anticipated to be distributed by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, July 7th, unless conditions warrant an earlier update.