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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday October 9th, 2018 :: 08:10 a.m. EDT


Sheriff's Office Emergency Management continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Michael. Tropical storm watch issued

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division continues to closely monitor Hurricane Michael, which has now moved into the Gulf of Mexico. According to this morning's National Hurricane Center advisory, the storm is moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour and has maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour.
Beaufort County and neighboring coastal areas are now under a tropical storm watch, which means tropical storm force winds are possible within the next 48 hours—Wednesday into Thursday. In addition, there is an elevated threat for flooding—mainly associated with high tides—in coastal areas. The rainfall forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon is 3 to 5 inches.

In advance, we would like to remind you to only believe information released by trusted sources and to avoid misinformation spread through social media. Please tell your family and friends to sign up for the Sheriff's Office's primary communications platform NIXLE to receive up-to-date information on matters of public safety.  

The Sheriff's Office will keep you updated on Hurricane Michael and how it may impact Beaufort County. We also encourage you to monitor the storm on your own through the National Weather Service Charleston

We appreciate your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community. 

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
2001 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 843-255-3200

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