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Posted on: October 10, 2018
[ARCHIVED] Tropical storm Michael update Wed, Oct 10, 11AM
Although Michael has strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane, our local forecast remains mostly unchanged. Beginning after lunch today and continuing throughout the day Thursday, we can expect sustained winds of 20-40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, possibly stronger along the coast. Rainfall is predicted to be 2-3 inches, with locally higher amounts possible as bands move through the area. Coastal flooding associated with storm surge is not expected; however, heavy rainfall around high tide times may cause localized flooding. We expect to experience the strongest conditions overnight tonight.
The City of Tybee Island remains closed for normal business operations today and will be closed tomorrow, 10/11. Critical Staff and Public Safety personnel will be on duty. We have been informed the GDOT will be closing the Talmadge Bridge tonight, but do not have plans to close any other bridges at this time. Chatham County schools are open today, and the BOE will make a decision later today regarding any closings tomorrow.
Remember, “Shelter in Place”, stock supplies in anticipation of power outages, secure lose items around your home, have cash on hand, and stay tuned to your local media for the latest information.