Colleton County remains at Operational Condition Level One. OPCON 1 means a disaster or emergency is imminent. The County Emergency Operations Center is fully activated.
Inland Colleton County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning and Edisto Island/Beach is under a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning. Later today, Colleton County will begin experiencing Tropical Storm or Hurricane conditions. Additionally, life-threatening storm surge will begin today around noon, and could result in 4 to 7 feet of inundation above normally dry land.
There has been a shift in the NHS track to the west, which suggests more significant impacts for Colleton County.
Zones A and B in Colleton County continue to be under Governor McMaster’s evacuation order and residents in these zones are strongly urged to leave now to avoid these life-threatening conditions.