The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division is monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa for potential impacts to our area.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the National Hurricane Center is projecting Elsa will develop into a hurricane before making landfall along the north Gulf Coast of Florida early Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Beaufort County through Thursday morning.
The storm is expected to move northeast over Florida and Georgia and could reach Beaufort County by late Wednesday or early Thursday.
Potential Impacts to Beaufort County
Beaufort County residents and guests may see 3 to 5 inches of rain Wednesday into Thursday, as well as tropical storm force winds between 39 and 57 mph, raising the potential for downed trees and power lines.
Low-lying areas, especially near the direct coast, may experience flooding.
Water Safety Warning
The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a warning Tuesday morning of waterspouts off the South Carolina coast and urged boaters in the Port Royal Sound and Calibogue Sound, at the Savannah River Entrance, Fripp Island Reef and Fripp Island Wreck to seek safe harbor.
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office will keep you advised as the storm moves closer. We appreciate your partnership in the safety of our community.
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