Tropical Storm Update, August 30, 2016

Cathy Haynes, Chief of Operations of Charleston County Emergency Management Department on 30 August 2016 has released the following:

“Tropical Depression Nine is located about 340 miles west of Key West, Florida and is moving west-northwest at 7 mph. TD Nine has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. TD Nine is expected to turn northwest today followed by a turn to the north-northwest tonight before turning north-northeast on Wednesday. According to discussions with NWS Charleston this morning, the main effects are expected to remain offshore, but that is dependent on how close the system comes to the coast. Locally heavy rainfall, shallow coastal flooding, high risk for rip currents, swells, and possible tornadoes.

EMD will continue to monitor and send out updates as the situation changes.”[Image of 5-day forecast and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island

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