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Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Emergency Management will continue to monitor Tropical Depression (TD) #9 throughout the weekend and keep the public aware of any changes in the forecast.
The current forecast has TD #9 moving along or near the Southeast U.S. coast after crossing northern Florida as at Tropical Storm. The track of the storm did shift slightly to the west, which will result in an increase in rain and wind for Horry County. The storm is forecast to make its closest approach to our coast late Friday afternoon and early evening. Winds and rainfall amounts are forecast to begin increasing Friday morning and decrease by late Friday evening. Maximum wind gusts along our coast could range from 50-53 mph and about 40 mph inland on Friday. Rainfall amounts along the coast of Horry County are estimated at 5-7 inches and 3-5 inches inland.
TD #9 has the potential to have significant marine impact as the bulk of the storm is expected to remain offshore. There will continue to be a high potential for rip currents along our beaches throughout the weekend. Beachgoers are encouraged to follow the below ocean safety checklist:
Ocean Safety Checklist
On Friday, motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling as roads will be slick and ponding could occur.
Additional driving tips include:
Coastal residents and property owners are especially encouraged to begin securing outdoor furniture, garbage cans, etc. as winds will start increasing on Friday.
Citizens should stay tuned to local media for updates. It is also a good time to review family hurricane plans, including items that may be needed such as water, batteries, flashlights, etch. Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s official website.
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