Hurricane Ian Advisory #7 – October 1, 2022 (Final)

Hurricane Ian Advisory #7 (Final)
October 1, 2022 – 12:00 pm

Hurricane Ian made landfall on the afternoon of Friday, September 30, 2022, as a Category 1 storm near Georgetown, SC, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. Now a Post Tropical Cyclone, Ian continues to move away from our area and into the mid-Atlantic region. All severe weather warnings have been cancelled for the state of South Carolina, and no hazardous weather is expected this weekend and into next week.

Earlier this morning, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island, the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA), and volunteers from the Seabrook Island Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) conducted a preliminary damage assessment of the town. While some trees and limbs have been downed by heavy winds, the town has received no reports of any significant damage. At this time, all utilities remain operational and all roads within the town are passable; however, residents and visitors are advised to use caution when traveling as vegetative debris and pockets of standing water may remain on roadways and pathways for the next several days.

Residents are encouraged to report any structural damage, downed trees, and areas of localized flooding to the town as soon as possible. Damage reports may be sent via email to Please include your name, address, and photos of the damage (if available). The reporting of this information should not be considered a claim for reimbursement. Residents should file claims for damage or other losses with their insurance company. Any information received from residents and property owners will be aggregated and reported to Charleston County as part of a countywide damage assessment.

The town has returned to OPCON 3 (Normal Operations). Town Hall will re-open for regular officer hours at 8:00 am on Monday.

This is the final town advisory regarding Hurricane Ian.

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.

-Submitted by Joseph M. Cronin, Town Administrator, Town of Seabrook Island