Hurricane Isaias Advisory #1
July 31, 2020 9:00 am
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Isaias was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane shortly before midnight on Thursday, July 30, 2020 with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. While Hurricane Isaias is currently centered between Cuba and the Bahamas, current forecasts from the NHC indicate that the storm could impact the South Carolina coast on Monday, August 3, 2020 with wind, heavy rainfall and coastal flooding possible. The detailed forecast for the track and intensity remain uncertain, and it is too soon to determine the exact magnitude and location of any potential impacts.
The Town of Seabrook Island’s emergency readiness status remains at Operations Condition (OPCON) 3 and we are continuing to monitor guidance from local, state and national officials regarding development and potential impacts of the storm.
At this time, residents, property owners and visitors are advised to monitor local media outlets for updates on Hurricane Isaias. Forecasts are also updated regularly on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov. Residents, property owners and visitors are also encouraged to review their hurricane preparedness plans. Additional resources are available at the following links:
While an evacuation order is not anticipated at this time, residents and visitors should consider making arrangements for a suitable evacuation location should an order be issued. Please keep in mind that the availability of accommodations (including hurricane shelters) may be adversely impacted by staffing or space limitations attributable to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you need assistance with evacuation, or if you know a resident who may require assistance, please contact the town by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name(s), address(es) and contact information for those individuals.
Official updates regarding Hurricane Isaias from the Town of Seabrook Island will continue to be posted on the following channels:
- Town Website: www.townofseabrookisland.org
- Town Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/seabrookislnd87
- Town Facebook page: www.facebook.com/townofseabrookisland
Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests. Owners and managers of commercial establishments are also encouraged to share this information with their employees.
The next town update is anticipated to be distributed by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020.
-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island