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The original item was published from 9/14/2018 9:00:00 AM to 9/14/2018 4:14:30 PM.
Posted on: September 14, 2018
[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Florence Update, 8:30AM , Friday
From Mayor Jason Buelterman:
9/14/2018 Tybee Update on Hurricane Florence:
Based on forecasts from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the odds of the center of circulation coming close to Tybee are very, very unlikely. There is still no expectation of significant storm surge. Florence has turned to the south at this time and this drift southward coupled with the size of Florence explain why Tybee and Chatham County still have a 30-40% chance of tropical storm force winds. The possibilities of any freshwater flooding from heavy rains have diminished for our area. While we could see some rainfall from some of the outer bands, rainfall amounts are not expected at this time to cause any flooding concerns.
Below are the most up-to-date maps from the NHC showing the projected path of the storm and the tropical storm force wind probabilities.
We will provide another update after the 2 pm advisory unless we need to share more information in the interim.
There are reports of major storm surge impacts in North Carolina. We hope and pray that no one loses their life up there and that damage turns out to be less than what has been predicted.