Tropical Storm Hanna Update
At 2:00 pm Wednesday, Tropical Storm Hanna was located near Latitude 20.6 North, Longitude 71.8 West and continues to move to the northwest at a speed of 10 mph. Hanna has picked up in speed since this morning and it is predicted that she will continue to do so. With this forward speed, it is predicted that she will make landfall within the next several days along the South Carolina coast.
The National Weather Service’s tracking models show Hanna moving toward the Myrtle Beach / Charleston, SC area. However, as with all tropical storms it is prudent that Chatham County residents remain alert and continue to monitor weather advisories via TV, radio or internet. CEMA is currently monitoring the storm but has not made any evacuation recommendations. If Hanna’s current projected path continues, it is unlikely that Chatham County residents will need to evacuate. However, if there is a small shift in the storm’s direction, it may be necessary to issue a partial evacuation. Residents are strongly encouraged to continue monitoring Hanna’s path.
Please be advised that there are two additional tropical storms in the Atlantic: Tropical Storm Ike and Josephine. Chatham County residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and maintain proper family preparedness plans.