We’re Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Irma in North Myrtle Beach
Uipdated September 7, 2017 - Hurricane Irma, a powerful hurricane, is expected to impact the state of Florida on Sunday, September 10 and move north. At this time, it is still too early to tell whether Irma will directly impact North Myrtle Beach and the Carolinas.
Forecasters project Hurricane Irma will continue moving west-northwest for the next few days, then taking a more northwardly turn. The extent to which Irma turns north will determine the impact the storm has on North Myrtle Beach and the southeastern United States.
North Myrtle Beach Is Prepared
Local and state officials have taken precautions and are communicating regulary to address the potential effects of the storm. Even if Irma does not make landfall in our area, residents and visitors to North Myrtle Beach should expect heavy rainfall and wind gusts from Irma’s outer bands. We will be keeping a close eye on the storm and will provide regular updates.
We Want You To Be Prepared
North Myrtle Beach holds a special place in our visitors’ hearts. In many ways, we are like a big family who share many special memories together. As Hurricane Irma affects the southeastern United States, we share your concern for all of our neighbors in the region. To help you prepare and stay safe, please keep a few hurricane preparedness tips in mind:
- Make sure you have enough water to last three days (one gallon per person per day).
- Have enough non-perishable food on hand to last three days, as well as a mechanical can opener. Crackers, nuts, canned food, dry cereal and trail mix all work well.
- Purchase a battery powered or hand-crank radio.
- Make sure you have flashlights and extra batteries.
- Begin buying supplies early and avoid the rush.
- Know your evacuation zone and plan your route. Pack only what you need and expect traffic to be heavy during ordered evacuations.
Information on hurricane evacuation routes for North Myrtle Beach and the greater Grand Strand area can be found on the Horry County Evacuations website. We also encourage you to stay informed of storm updates from the National Weather Service and road condition updates from the South Carolina Department of Transporation.
See You Soon
Thank you for your support of the North Myrtle Beach community. We look forward to seeing you on the beach again soon!