Category: South Carolina Upstate

South Carolina Upstate Emergency Notifications

South Carolina – Tropical Storm Nicole: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole is forecast to become a hurricane, and will make landfall in Florida tonight. Hurricane, storm surge and tropical storm alerts have been issued in South Carolina. Coastal flooding, strong winds, flooding rain and tornadoes are expected along the Southeast coast. Flooding rain, strong winds and a few tornadoes are possible in the rest of the East Friday into early Saturday.

Evacuation Information

  • South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD): Know Your Zone

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South Carolina Upstate – Tropical Storm Ian Update: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ian is now a Tropical Storm and is located on the eastern coast of Florida. Ian is forecast to move over the Atlantic shortly. The forecast track has shifted slightly east since the last update. Ian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches South Carolina, and then weaken Friday night and Saturday as it moves across the southern coastal states. While the coast of South Carolina can expect the greatest impacts (heaviest rainfall, storm surge, coastal flooding, strongest winds, isolated tornado threat), this is a statewide event. It is highly likely that every portion of the state will experience impacts from Ian.  Almost the entire state of SC is within the Moderate risk of excessive rainfall, so flash flooding is to be expected.  Impacts for South Carolina begin today and will extend through Saturday.

**A State of Emergency has been declared for South Carolina, effective as of 3pm yesterday.**

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South Carolina – Hurricane Ian: Monday, September 26, 2022

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.

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