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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 06:49 AM

Hurricane Ian heads for Carolinas after pounding Florida

Source: AP

By MEG KINNARD and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina’s coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes.

With all of South Carolina’s coast under a hurricane warning, a steady stream of vehicles left Charleston on Thursday, many likely heeding officials’ warnings to seek higher ground. Storefronts were sandbagged to ward off high water levels in an area prone to inundation.

On Friday morning in Charleston, powerful wind gusts bent tree branches and sent sprays of steadily falling rain sideways. Streets in the 350-year-old city were largely empty, an ordinarily packed morning commute silenced by the advancing storm.

With winds holding at 85 mph (140 kph), the National Hurricane Center’s update at 5 a.m. Friday placed Ian about 145 miles (235 km) southeast of Charleston and forecast a “life-threatening storm surge” and hurricane conditions along the Carolina coastal area later Friday.



Damaged homes and businesses are seen in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022, following Hurricane Ian. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 07:40 AM

1. Sounds like SC is on it with some sense.

Good

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 12:49 PM

2. Just made landfall in SC near Bull Bay/McClellanville and crossing Hwy. 17.

McClellanville is a small fishing town and the area is extremely poor. They're no strangers to big ones.

Charleston and Georgetown will be hit hard with flooding, especially Georgetown on the Winyah Bay.

Best wishes to all in this monster's path.

KY

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 06:11 PM

3. My brother is in Murrell's inlet

Myrtle Beach.

They plan to stay home,
figured they can outlast a cat 1

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