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10/10/2018 11am Update Hurricane Michael

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Current Position:  340 miles WSW of Savannah

Max Sustained Winds:  145 mph (Category 4)

Movement:  North Northeast at 15 mph

Current CEMA OPCON: 3

Hurricane Michael is now a category 4 storm and expected to remain a major hurricane up to landfall. Significant impacts from winds and tornadoes now expected across southeast SC and GA.

WINDS: Highest sustained winds up to 25 to 30 mph with higher gusts 35 to 45 mph possible, especially within rain bands. Tropical Storm Force Winds Most Likely Wednesday night through Thursday. Scattered downed trees and power lines. Difficult travel on elevated roads/bridges. Scattered power outages likely.

TORNADOES: Isolated to scattered tornado damage, along with power outages are possible. Tornadoes may come with little/no warning, particularly dangerous at night while people are sleeping.

RAINFALL: Storm Total Rainfall amounts up to 2 to 4 inches.

COASTAL FLOODING: Minor to moderate impacts during each high tide cycle through tonight.

COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents through Thursday. High surf and elevated tides will produce some beach erosion around times of high tide

SCHOOL CLOSURES: Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are closed on Thursday, October 11th for all students.

Now is the time to prepare for potential impacts to Chatham County.



Last Updated: October 17, 2018 10:41 AM

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