Emergency Alerts & Natural Disasters

Hurricane Isaias

Monday August 3rd, 2020 :: 01:04 p.m. EDT

En Espanol: https://local.nixle.com/alert/8154684/?l=es

 

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to impact Beaufort County starting this afternoon, Monday.

This afternoon into this evening, Monday, August 3, 2020, Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to bring heavy rain, potentially damaging winds and some flooding to Beaufort County.
 
As of this afternoon, the National Weather Service Charleston is reporting Tropical Storm Isaias to be located 100 miles southeast of Tybee Island, moving north-northeast at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Updates on Tropical Storm Isaias from the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center can be accessed here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
 
Due to the storm, there is a high risk of rip currents in the waters surrounding Beaufort County. Boaters and swimmers are urged to use extreme caution.
 
During the storm, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office asks that residents and guests remain indoors and, if possible, avoid driving, particularly over bridges.
 
Beaufort County residents and guests should prepare for 2 to 3 inches of rain and tropical storm force winds between 39 and 57 mph, raising the potential for downed trees and power lines. Low-lying areas, especially near the direct coast, may experience flooding.
 
Beaufort County will remain under tropical storm warning through this evening. We will keep you advised of developments with Tropical Storm Isaias. 
 
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership in the safety of our community.


Please stay healthy and safe. 
 

***********************************************************************************

Sunday August 2nd, 2020 :: 02:10 p.m. EDT

En Espanol: https://local.nixle.com/alert/8152514/?l=es

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to impact Beaufort County starting tomorrow afternoon, Monday. 


Starting tomorrow afternoon, Monday, August 3, 2020, and throughout tomorrow night, Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to bring heavy rain, potentially damaging winds and flooding to Beaufort County.

As of 2:00 p.m. today, Sunday, the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center is reporting Isaias to be located 370 miles south-southeast of Savannah, moving north-northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Updates from the National Hurricane Center can be accessed here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Due to the storm, Beaufort County is under a rip tide warning and strong currents have been reported at local beaches. Boaters and swimmers are urged to use extreme caution.

During the storm, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office asks that residents and guests remain indoors and, if possible, avoid driving, particularly over bridges.

Beaufort County residents and guests should prepare for 2 to 4 inches of rain and tropical storm force winds between 30 and 50 mph, raising the potential for downed trees and power lines. Storm surge is expected to be between 1 and 3 feet. Low-lying areas may experience flooding.

Beaufort County will remain under tropical storm warning through Monday evening, possibly longer. We will keep you advised of developments with Tropical Storm Isaias. 

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership in the safety of our community. Please stay healthy and safe. 
 

***********************************************************************************

Friday July 31st, 2020 :: 05:46 p.m. EDT

En Espanol: https://local.nixle.com/alert/8149688/?l=es

Governor's Hurricane Isaias press conference: no evacuation ordered; follow official information; and stay prepared. 


Hurricane Isaias
 
At today's, July 31,2020, Hurricane Isaias press conference, Governor Henry McMaster, state emergency management officials and weather experts reiterated the need to be prepared ahead of this and other hurricanes that threaten South Carolina. At the press conference, the Governor did NOT order an evacuation of coastal counties, which includes Beaufort County. In addition, the Governor spoke on following official government and other validated sources for information on hurricanes to avoid misinformation.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division will continue to monitor and inform Beaufort County residents on Hurricane Isaias and its potential impacts on our area through its Nixle advisory system and social media sites:

Hurricane preparedness
 
To better prepare you and your family for a hurricane, we encourage you to read the 2020 South Carolina Hurricane Guide, which is attached to this advisory in PDF format (English/Spanish). 
 
Please monitor Hurricane Isaias
 
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office encourages Beaufort County residents and guests to monitor developments and the potential paths of Hurricane Isaias through these sites to the National Weather Service Charleston and the National Hurricane Center: 
https://www.weather.gov/chs/briefing#
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership in the safety of our community.

Please stay healthy and safe. 

         SCEMD Guides        
2019-hurricane-guide_website COVER_Page_

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Email: BCSOWebsite@bcgov.net 

Phone: 843-255-3200

© 2018 by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office