Charleston braces for Ian’s new landfall as a Category 1 hurricane
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Ian is expected to make a second landfall Friday near Charleston as a Category 1 hurricane.
In South Carolina, the storm is expected to being maximum sustained wind near 75 mph.
That’s half the 150 mph winds Ian brought as a hurricane when it made landfall Wednesday in Florida, swamping the southeast part of the state. But it’s still a big danger, putting the entire coastline of South Carolina under a hurricane warning.
Although the CSRA won’t get the full-force brunt of Ian, we’ll feel the effects in the form of rain and wind.
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Ian was moving toward the north-northeast near 9 mph. A turn toward the north was expected late Thursday, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest with an increase in forward speed Friday night.
The center is expected to move inland across the Carolinas on Friday night and Saturday.
After landfall in South Carolina, Ian is expected to rapidly weaken.
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