Tropical Storm Hermine

Hermine’s remnant low is also expected to hover off the Northeast seaboard this holiday weekend. New tropical storm warnings were issued along the Southeast coast early Thursday from Florida’s First Coast to a swath of coastal South Carolina, including Jacksonville Beach, St. Simons Island, Hilton Head Island and Charleston. This means tropical storm-force winds (39 mph or higher) are expected within 36 hours.¬†Tropical storm watches were also issued north of that to include Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Wrightsville Beach and Surf City, North Carolina.¬†Hurricane warnings continue for a swath of north Florida, extending inland to include the city of Tallahassee. This means hurricane-force winds (at least 74 mph) are expected for a period of time in the warned area.

Before the Storm

  • Be ready to put your plan and preparation into action.
  • Pay attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.
  • Have house boarded up, or have storm shutters in place.
  • Have plenty of food and water.
  • Make sure all your tools, supplies, and first aid kit available for use.
  • Have a secure room available.

During the Storm

  • Stay in Secure Room.
  • Stay away from windows.
  • Do not use the phone, or candles.
  • Monitor Weather and Civil Service Bulletins on either regular or NOAA radio.
  • Have supplies on hand.
  • Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.