FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Hurricane Michael is projected to make landfall as a hurricane on Wednesday in the Florida panhandle. It will move northeast towards South Carolina and Georgia as a tropical storm.
The wind and rain impacts are expected in our area Wednesday night through Thursday. Anticipated storm impacts include 25-30mph winds, 2-3” rain, and elevated risk of rip currents and tornadoes in our area.
Folly Beach will move to OPCON 4, which increased level of preparedness, according to officials.
- No trash collection Thursday. Please secure green and blue roll carts and debris – there will be no collection this week.
- City Hall will operate normal hours.
- There is a high likelihood of power outages due to winds and rain. To report a power outage or check the status in our area, please visit: https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages.
- Latest information regarding Hurricane Michael from the National Hurricane Center.
- Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Charleston County
- Winds of 25-30mph; gusts 40-50mph
- Tornado threat (heightened by speed of the storm and our location NE of the storm)
- Two-three inches of rain
- Elevated risk of rip currents
- Flooding safety tips from Ready.gov:
- Do not walk, swim or drive through floodwaters. Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can seep your vehicle away.
- There could be snakes or other animals in floodwaters. Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.
- Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or you are standing in water. If it is safe, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.
- Avoid wading in floodwater. The water can contain dangerous debris, and be contaminated.