Hurricane Florence expected to impact southeast coast

Hurricane Florence is expected to locations along the southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia coasts. The exact track of the hurricane is to be determined.

Emma Smith

{{tncms-inline content=”<p>5:48 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>The Governor of South Carolina has issued a <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.scemd.org/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://www.scemd.org/&source=gmail&ust=1536701444536000&usg=AFQjCNGEN1RxG4T2-lp3v15PR3r7J2_NWw">mandatory evacuation</a></span> for all coastal zones in the state beginning Tuesday.</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Georgia Southern University will work with professors to make appropriate accommodations for students living in the affected areas. GS encourages faculty and staff to work with their supervisors to make arrangements as needed.</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>GS administrators will continue to monitor Hurricane Florence and weather conditions for the areas in which our campuses are located, Jan Southern, strategic communications and marketing associate vice president, said via email. </em></p>” id=”1638011b-3f88-4277-8065-413bb57b2b2e” style-type=”update” title=”Update” type=”relcontent”}}

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{{tncms-inline content=”<p>12:27 p.m.</p> <p><em>"At this time, we have not made any determinations related to University closures," Jan Southern, strategic communications and marketing vice president said. </em></p> <p><em>The university encourages everyone to monitor weather resources and make <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://finops.georgiasouthern.edu/emergencymanagement/hurricane-preparedness/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://finops.georgiasouthern.edu/emergencymanagement/hurricane-preparedness/&source=gmail&ust=1536682432062000&usg=AFQjCNHeuD5VYkARZzlcOjK8CzB5NGV_iA">preparations</a></span> as necessary.</em></p>” id=”642a661c-d430-4f3a-b989-9a6b36c1babf” style-type=”update” title=”Update” type=”relcontent”}}

Hurricane Florence is forecast to approach the southeast coastline as a major hurricane Thursday afternoon.

According to Bulloch County Public Safety, it is still too soon to determine the hurricane’s exact track.

However, locations along the southeast Georgia coast will experience an increasing risk of rip currents, coastal flooding and building surf early this week regardless of the track.

According to the National Weather Service, Coastal Flood Advisories are expected this week due to rising tide levels.

The earliest expected arrival of tropical storm force winds is Wednesday evening along the southeast coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The NHC and The George-Anne will continue to provide updates as they become available.

To monitor Florence view these resources here:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Irma

http://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/hurricanes/

https://radar.weather.gov

http://ready.ga.gov

www.511ga.org

Emma Smith, The George-Anne News Editor, [email protected]