Wednesday storm center for Beaufort Co.: What you need to know ahead of Hurricane Florence

Damaging winds from Hurricane Florence moving inland, water also a threat

The National Hurricane Center says the center of Florence will move over southern North Carolina Thursday, but is expected to make “a slow motion over eastern South Carolina” Friday night through Saturday.
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The National Hurricane Center says the center of Florence will move over southern North Carolina Thursday, but is expected to make “a slow motion over eastern South Carolina” Friday night through Saturday.

As of Wednesday morning, Beaufort County continues to be outside the direct path of Hurricane Florence, according to the National Hurricane Center, however, the area will likely see effects of the storm.

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The latest

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster to update public at 2:30 p.m.

— Most recent hurricane update

— I keep hearing that we have to evacuate again, is that true?

— Storm might bring flooding to Beaufort Co. as soon as tomorrow

Why Beaufort Co. should keep an eye on storm surge forecast

— What the heck is going on with that storm turn this morning?

— Beaufort Co. could see tropical storm-force winds starting tomorrow

Uncertainty has Beaufort Co. residents stressed out

Could the evacuation for Beaufort Co. be reinstated?

Hurricane Florence already causing damage to Beaufort Co. businesses with whirlwind evacuations

The closures

What if I need to go to the hospital?

Are the Savannah and Charleston airports going to close?

When will trash service resume in Beaufort County?

What’s happening on Parris Island?

When will Beaufort Co. schools reopen?

What’s happened here so far

How many people evacuated Beaufort Co. before order went into effect?

At a press conference, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office explained why lane reversals didn't happen for Hurricane Florence.


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Cross Island Parkway toll information

Stay ready

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Information to store in your phone ahead of the storm

Sign up here for alerts from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Management Division

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5 of the most practical pieces of advice Hilton Head has learned from hurricanes

Is it safe to drink the water you save in your bathtub?

What should I be doing right now?

5 things you need to do when preparing for a hurricane

Duct tape won’t cut it. Tips for boarding up your windows

6 things to have in your pet’s evacuation kit

Don’t forget your boat. Here’s how to secure it ahead of a hurricane

How do I know I’m prepared enough?

Weather report

Livestream of Hilton Head Island beaches

Tidal charts for the week

How does Hurricane Florence’s path compare to Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Irma?

What kind of damage could Hurricane Florence bring to South Carolina’s coast?

Here’s how to read updates on Hurricane Florence

Here’s what hurricane categories mean — and how much damage to expect

Hurricane hazards you should be aware of

Why ‘storm surge’ is one of the biggest threats to Beaufort County during a hurricane

Here’s how a storm surge could affect each Beaufort County town

Back in the day and other stuff

Scientists fly inside the eye of Hurricane Florence

— SC Gov. McMaster was right to call off the evacuation Tuesday

— Close calls, regrets and other stories from those who stayed in Beaufort County during Hurricane Matthew

Beaufort County seems to be reacting differently to this storm. Why is that?

South Carolinians have evacuation on the mind. Just ask Google

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