Ian is now a Category 2 hurricane and is forecast to become a major hurricane overnight. The forecast points and cone for Hurricane Ian have shifted slightly eastward, reflecting that South Carolina will likely see statewide impacts from Ian. At 5pm EST, Monday, September 26, 2022, Hurricane Ian was located approximately 850 miles south-southwest of Beaufort, SC, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and a minimum central pressure of 972 mb.
South Carolina has the potential to begin receiving tropical storm force winds Thursday night. Additional impacts, such as heavy rain, coastal flooding and surge, and isolated tornadoes are also possible from Thursday night through Friday. The severity and extent of these hazards is highly dependent on the eventual track.
Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources
- National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
- National Hurricane Preparedness: English|Spanish
- Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Floods
- Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Hurricanes
- American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/flood.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flood Safety Tips: English|Spanish
- CDC Preparedness and Safety for Hurricanes and Flooding: Guide
- FEMA – How to Prepare for a Hurricane: Guide