Heavy rainfall with total accumulation between 3”-4”. Sustained winds of 30-40 mph with peak gusts between 50-60 mph. Numerous trees blown down with power lines and widespread power outages. The tornado threat is low but can’t be ruled out.
Everyone needs to be prepared. Hurricane Nate is expected to intensify to a Category 2 before making landfall. The time frame for severe weather to affect Cherokee County is between 12 PM and 8 PM tomorrow. Make sure you have an alternate way to receive weather alerts and information if a power outage occurs in your area.
WEIS Radio will be broadcasting live from the Cherokee County Emergency Operations Center tomorrow throughout the entire event. If you were to experience a power outage you can live stream WEIS on your smart phone by visiting WEIS Radios website.
Make sure your cell phones are charged and your emergency kits are stocked. We will continue to monitor this storm very closely as it makes landfall and moves north in our direction. The Cherokee County Commission at the request of Cherokee County EMA Director Shawn Rogers, has declared a Local State of Emergency which will go into affect at 7 AM in the morning. Check our facebook page frequently as updates will be posted as they are received.