Ian update on Thursday, Sept. 29, for Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is under a Hurricane Warning… Here is the 11:00 a.m. update from the National Weather Service on Hurricane Ian, which strengthened in the Atlantic Ocean after leaving Florida. Myrtle Beach will experience strong winds and a storm surge tonight and tomorrow as Ian makes landfall to our south, probably between Hilton Head and Charleston. As you can see, all of South Carolina is affected. Take the time TODAY, while the weather is decent, to get ready. Secure or bring inside any lawn furniture or other outdoor items that might blow away. The Grand Strand is expecting at least tropical storm force winds from this storm (39 miles per hour and greater, sustained). We also may see a storm surge of a couple of feet. Five to eight inches of rain are forecast for the area, so some street flooding may occur at low-lying spots in the city. Do not drive through standing water! See earlier posts for information about city preparations and weekend events which have been cancelled or rescheduled.