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Hurricane Ian

Visit Beaufort, Port Royal & Sea Islands is currently monitoring Hurricane Ian and will provide updates as the situation unfolds. Visitors to the state and city should continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Ian over the next several days.

As of 7:00 PM EST, Thursday, September 29, Hurrican Ian is now a Category 1 and The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for coastal counties north of the Savannah River. This means that we COULD expect hurricane force winds, probably low end, 74 mph and somewhat higher. Landfall is likely sometime tomorrow afternoon in South Carolina, but of course, this may very well continue to change. We will update this page as fast as possible.

Heavy Rain: Rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are likely late Thursday through Saturday. Locally heavy rainfall could result in flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
Coastal Hazards: The risk of coastal flooding during high tides begins on Wednesday. Tides could reach moderate to perhaps major coastal flooding levels on Thursday, perhaps Friday. Any rainfall that coincides with the high tide will exacerbate flooding conditions. High surf, dangerous rip currents, and beach erosion will be possible.
Winds: Gusty winds, possibly to tropical storm force, are expected to develop Wednesday night and persist through Friday. Winds will be the highest along the immediate coast. In addition to gusty winds, a few tornadoes will also be possible Thursday night through Friday.
Check your local hardware and building & supply companies for availability of sandbags.

For the latest forecast information, please refer to the National Hurricane Center HERE.

View the South Carolina Hurricane Guide HERE.

City of Beaufort Website.

Beaufort Police Department Facebook Page.

Town of Port Royal Police Department Facebook Page.