The NHC Thursday, September 29, 2022 5 PM advisory has Ian upgraded to a hurricane again with winds at 75 mph.  It is tracking NNE at 10 mph and is expected to make landfall near the Charleston/ Myrtle Beach area Friday afternoon around 2 pm.

Rain and High Wind Gusts

Bulloch remains under a tropical storm watch until 1:30 AM Friday, September 30, 2022.  Areas of Bulloch could see 1-3 inches of rain overnight and into tomorrow with wind gusts near or above Tropical Storm force which is 39 MPH to 73 MPH. At 5 PM on Thursday Bulloch County is experiencing 28 mph gusts. 

Call Non Emergency Numbers to Report Down Trees

Bulloch County Public works crews have worked throughout the day removing several trees from different roadways.  You can report trees down by calling the BCSO at 912-764-8888 or Bulloch EMA/Public Safety at 912-489-1661 extension 1/Communications Center.  For emergencies dial 911.  Be safe and monitor the storm.

Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect on Thursday, September 29 by NWS Charleston. A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 24 hours.

Local Hurricane Ian Power Outages Beginning

As of 6 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2022 There are 103 Bulloch citizens without power. Fully charge your cell phones and electronic devices now.

Tropical Storm Watch

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

  • Statesboro
  • Portal
  • Denmark

* WIND

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 50 mph

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph

  • The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.
  • PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force.
  • PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage.
  • ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM WIND: Limited

  • Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
  • Large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted.
  • Some roads impassable due to debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded locations. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways, especially for high profile vehicles.
  • Isolated to scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional around 1 inch

  • THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain
  • The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.
  • PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible.
  • PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.
  • ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

– POTENTIAL FLOODING IMPACTS: limited

  • Localized rainfall flooding could prompt some rescues.
  • Rivers and tributaries could quickly become swollen with swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially in normally vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches overflow.
  • Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in normally vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water could occur at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.

* TORNADO

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:

– Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

  • THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
  • The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.
  • PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds may still occur.
  • PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest tornado situation.
  • ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.
  • POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES: Little to None

NHC Live Updates

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