October 09, 2018
Hurricane Michael Update #1
The Town, Community Association and Charleston County Emergency Management officials are actively monitoring Hurricane Michael as it approaches the Florida Panhandle Coast. Charleston County is currently under a tropical storm watch.
Hurricane Michael is forecasted to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon. Michael is then expected to move northeastward across southeast Georgia and South Carolina through Thursday as a tropical storm.
Charleston County is expected to experience tropical storm force winds, heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes, flooding, and dangerous surf conditions with significant impacts starting late Wednesday through Thursday and dissipating after that.
Specifically, our area can expect sustained winds of 25-35 mph; wind gusts up to 45 mph; 2-3 inches of rain and elevated risk of rip currents. Since Kiawah is expecting King Tides on Wednesday and Thursday, tide levels will be above average.
Wednesday High Tide
9:46 a.m. – 7.19 ft
9:58 p.m. – 6.63 ft
Thursday High Tide
10:33 a.m. – 7 ft
10:43 p.m. – 6.3 ft.
- KICA is deploying water depth markers in areas prone to flooding.
- Trash collection is running on its regular schedule, but that could change.
The Town along with Community Association are working together for advanced preparations. Residents and property owners should monitor the weather service report and Town communications and prepare to secure their property.