Tropical Depression Nine Forms; Likely to Stay Offshore

September 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
forecast map of tropical storm

Update Friday 5 pm: The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression Nine has formed, located 240 miles east-southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. A center of circulation was noted on the eastern side of a broad area of low pressure, based on satellite and...

Complacency Isn't the Only Reason People Don't Evacuate for Hurricanes

September 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Scott Morgan
stormy ocean waves

Why don’t people leave when a hurricane hits where they live? And how do news outlets and emergency officials and even governors make people understand that they should? Those are two questions that vex all of the above-mentioned groups during a storm. In the first week of...

Tropical Disturbance Likely to Develop Near Florida This Weekend

September 12, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne

UPDATE THURSDAY 5 PM: The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on what they call Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine (or “PTC Nine”). This nomenclature is used when a system is likely to produce tropical storm conditions near land - in this case, the Bahamas - but...

Charleston Prepares for Possible Record Flooding from Hurricane Dorian

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Victoria Hansen
The corner of Water Street and East Bay along the Battery in downtown Charleston.  The area is known for flooding.

Charleston city officials say they're ready for whatever Hurricane Dorian brings our way. But what about the people who decided to stay? Many were still checking out the winds and waves along the historic city's battery wall late Wednesday, just hours before the storm's...

Dorian's Eye Wall Nearing the Coast of South Carolina

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Dorian Alerts

11 PM Update: The eyewall of Hurricane Dorian is now parallel to the North Carolina coastline. Moderate to heavy rain is still falling over the Pee Dee and will eventually taper off early Friday morning. As of the latest information from the National Hurricane Center,...

Hurricane Warnings continue; Dorian effects increasing later tonight

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings

Updated 1:20 pm Wednesday: Maximum sustained winds are still at 105mph, but Dorian could flucuate in intensity over the Gulf Stream. The latest measurement of minimum central pressure is still at 963 mb and the storm is moving NNW at 9 mph, according to the Tuesday 11 am...

Hurricane Dorian: See What’s Happening on the Coast

September 3, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Coastal South Carolina

Keep track of the weather virtually with live streaming web cams positioned on South Carolina’s coastline. Myrtle Beach - Broadwalk Myrtle Beach - Coral Beach Resort Edisto Beach Murrells Inlet Charleston- Folly Beach Charleston- Isle of Palms Kiawah Island To check out...

#Dorian | Images from around the state

September 3, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Tabitha Safdi
Lane reversals on Interstate 26

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Follow @SCDOT on Twitter

September 2, 2019 - Posted in Weather
Preparing for I-26 lane reversals

SCDOT preparing for I-26 lane reversals. For official information from the South Carolina Department of Transportation, follow the Twitter feed. Tweets by SCDOTPress

Gov. Henry McMaster orders mandatory evacuations for coastal counties on September 2 at noon

September 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by SC Governor Press
Know Your Zone

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has ordered the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Residents in the following zones must evacuate beginning no later than...

Follow @SCEMD on Twitter

September 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD
All hands on deck for shift change at the SC Emergency Operations Center.

Keep up-to-date by following official information from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Tweets by SCEMD

What should you have in your hurricane emergency kit?

September 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by SCEMD

As another hurricane approaches the Carolina coastline, South Carolinians are preparing and evacuating. South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) advises having an emergency kit ready whether you are traveling to stay with friends and family, going to a shelter...

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Potential Impact from Hurricane Dorian

August 31, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Brian Symmes
Hurricane Dorian SCEMD

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and urges South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources...

Powerful Hurricane Dorian Expected to Turn North Toward South Carolina

August 31, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Dorian Forecast Cone

A significant change in the weather pattern that is steering Dorian is increasing the risk of at least some effects from the powerful hurricane in South Carolina later next week. The storm continues as a powerful category 4 hurricane. Seasonably warm ocean temperatures and...

Dorian is Now a Major Hurricane, Forecast Track Still Uncertain

August 30, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski

Dorian become a Major Hurricane Friday afternoon, strengthening to category 3 status with winds up to 115 mph. The season’s second hurricane will likely intensify further, potentially into a Category 4 storm, prior to landfall with the Florida Peninsula. As of 5 PM,...