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Myrtle Beach South Carolina - Hurricane Ian impacts 11 00 a m update from Myrtle Beach 28 September 2022 ( news )
Myrtle Beach , state South Carolina ( By Press Release office)
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Hurricane Ian impacts 11:00 a . m . update from Myrtle Beach
SEPTEMBER 28 , 2022
CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH 11:00 a . m . , Wednesday , September 28 , update:
The City of Myrtle Beach is now under a Tropical Storm Warning . However , we are currently open and operating through this weekend . We ' re expecting rain to begin Thursday evening and continue through Saturday as well as gusty winds . We urge our residents to ......secure any debris and outdoor furniture and to bring their lawn decorations inside . It’s possible that the beach will be double - red - flagged Friday; that
decision will be based on conditions , so stay tuned . At this point , our scheduled indoor events are continuing as planned . The City of Myrtle Beach is not providing sand bags .
What is the City doing now to prepare for the storm?
Our Parks Division will remove the trash cans and recycling containers from the beach tomorrow . The boardwalk flags ( US and military ) will also be removed . Public Works is lowering the lake levels at Grand Park right now and elsewhere ( where we have that ability ) to provide extra capacity for the expected rainfall . We’re checking the drainage system in general and removing any debris that might prevent water from flowing . We’ve topped off generators and started them to make sure they work properly . We’re topping off our fuel tanks at Vehicle Maintenance . The City of Myrtle Beach will have crews on standby to remove any downed trees and respond as needed .
The current forecast calls for five to eight inches of rain Friday through Saturday , with winds of 30 to 40 miles an hour ( some gusts higher ) . We cannot stress this enough… Should we get spot flooding , do not drive through standing water! “Turn around , don’t drown . ” We will continue to keep you updated as we get closer to seeing impacts from Hurricane Ian .