President Biden has warned the public that Hurricane Ian hit the nation on Wednesday. It was identified as a category four storm and can be one of the deadliest storms the state has ever faced.
The storm, one of the most intense to ever strike the United States, pounded Florida, where at least eight people died and many more waited for rescue in flooded houses, before churning into South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane.
On Friday, According to the weather report, Hurricane Ian will hit the coastline of South Carolina. The last update was that Hurricane was found moving to the north, making landfall between Myrtle Beach and Charleston.
It is estimated that the storm will hit south Carolina by the evening on Friday.
Since the morning, people could feel the impact and the change in the atmosphere due to the outer ring effect of the Hurricane.
A storm surge of about 4 to 7 feet is to be expected along the coastline of South Carolina.
In Mount Pleasant and Charleston, flash flood warnings have been issued by the authorities.
The authorities are taking all the necessary precautions to deal with the storm, and National Guard troops have also been assigned to deal with the aftermath of the storm.
Although no evacuations have been issued by Gov. Henry McMaster, he also stated that this doesn’t mean that the Strom isn’t dangerous.
Ray Cooper, the Governor of North Carolina, has told the public to be prepared for the potential power cut, heavy winds, and heavy rain.
On Thursday, The Internal Revenue Service announced that all the people who have been victims of this storm would qualify for tax relief.
The victims have been relaxed until 15th February of the following year to make payments, tax returns, and business returns.
The center of the hurricane is expected to reach the coast of South Carolina by the evening on Friday.
After that, the moment is expected to move towards central North Carolina and eastern South Carolina by the night of Friday and the morning of Saturday. A change in the intensity of the storm is also expected during this phase.
The National Hurricane Center’s update at 2 a.m. on Friday located Ian around 175 miles southeast of Charleston and predicted hurricane characteristics until the evening with winds persisting at 85 mph.
A “life-threatening storm surge” might result from the projected impact, according to the National Hurricane Center, after the mega storm that left people stranded in their homes and caused devastating damage in Florida.
This has devastated the state, and nearly 2 million people in Florida are still without power. Still, as of now, Ian has remained a category one storm with a wind speed of 85 miles per hour.