Tropical Storm Isaias expected to impact Beaufort County starting tomorrow afternoon, Monday.
Starting tomorrow afternoon, Monday, August 3, 2020, and throughout tomorrow night, Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to bring heavy rain, potentially damaging winds and flooding to Beaufort County.
As of 2:00 p.m. today, Sunday, the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center is reporting Isaias to be located 370 miles south-southeast of Savannah, moving north-northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Updates from the National Hurricane Center can be accessed here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Due to the storm, Beaufort County is under a riptide warning and strong currents have been reported at local beaches. Boaters and swimmers are urged to use extreme caution.
During the storm, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office asks that residents and guests remain indoors and, if possible, avoid driving, particularly over bridges.
Beaufort County residents and guests should prepare for 2 to 4 inches of rain and tropical-storm-force winds between 30 and 50 mph, raising the potential for downed trees and power lines. Storm surge is expected to be between 1 and 3 feet. Low-lying areas may experience flooding.
Beaufort County will remain under a tropical storm warning through Monday evening, possibly longer. We will keep you advised of developments with Tropical Storm Isaias.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office appreciates your partnership in the safety of our community. Please stay healthy and safe.