9/10/2018

Island Entities Monitor Hurricane Florence

Posted In Community, Severe Weather

The Town of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) and Charleston County Emergency Management officials are actively monitoring Hurricane Florence, which forecasters indicate could impact the South Carolina coast next week. The official report from the National Weather Service is that there is uncertainty about Florence’s path, making it difficult to determine what the impact will be.

The town has been informed by the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center that if the storm continues to track towards the South Carolina coast and increase in intensity, the governor will consider issuing an evacuation order as soon as Monday for affected coastal communities. We stress that a decision by the governor has not been made at this time. We will advise members promptly should this change.

The town and KICA are working together for advanced preparations in the event that our area would be directly affected. While KICA will continue to keep you updated if Hurricane Florence affects our coastline, we ask that you consult the National Hurricane Center and these other useful links for official information on the developing situation.

National Weather Service
Charleston County Emergency Management
SC Emergency Management Division
Live 5 News
ABC News 4
WCBD News 2
Post and Courier