Dorian was upgraded to a hurricane earlier today and is projected to stay at hurricane strength for the next few days before upgrading to a major hurricane (category 3) later this week/weekend. Dorian is currently 1,287 miles away from Savannah.
The track has shifted slightly south and Chatham County is no longer in the error cone or the cone of uncertainty. However, this does not mean that Chatham County will not see any impacts. CEMA will continue to monitor the storm.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the storm or how CEMA is preparing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For up to date information, be sure to follow us on social media or look on our website: www.chathamemergency.org
FOR BEAUFORT COUNTY
This afternoon, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division participated in the second conference call with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division regarding potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian on Beaufort County. As was the case during yesterday's conference call, and in addition to discussing coordination, a briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) was included. According to the NWS, it is still too early to tell the degree of impact Hurricane Dorian might have on our area, but heavy rains, as well as flooding of coastal and low-lying areas of Beaufort County—especially during high tides—are possible as the storm moves closer to the Southeast coast.