Severe Weather Watch: Tracking Hurricane Ian

Severe Weather Watch: Tracking Hurricane Ian

Severe Weather Watch: Tracking Hurricane Ian

A vehicle drives down a flooded street as rain from Hurricane Ian drenches the city on September 30, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Hurricane Ian has made its second landfall in the United States, as it crossed into Gerogetown, South Carolina, just after 2 p.m. Friday, with a path heading straight for North Carolina.

Tropical storm force wind gusts are already impacting Fayetteville and the surrounding areas, and rain has been falling steadily since the early morning hours.

Power outages have started to increase across the region (more info below), and will likely increase as winds get stronger this afternoon.

A reminder that you should stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. And if you are out driving, and power is out at a traffic light, DO NOT GO THROUGH THE INTERSECTION. Treat the intersection as a 4-way stop, just like if there was a stop sign.

“Stay indoors and off the roads if you can. If you have to go out, don’t drive through water,” Gov. Cooper said in his afternoon update. “It only takes a few inches to sweep a car away. Over the past 24 hours, we’ve seen Hurricane Ian plow through the Southeast, leaving destruction & death behind. We mourn for the lives lost.”

The entire region remains in a Tropical Storm Warning, and is now additionally in a Tornado Watch, with a Level 2 risk of severe impacts.

“At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ian was located near latitude 33.2 North, longitude 79.1 West,” the latest report from the National Hurricane Center said. “Ian is moving toward the north near 15 mph (24 km/h). Ian is forecast to turn toward the north-northwest by tonight and will move inland across eastern South Carolina and central North Carolina tonight and Saturday.”


  • 1. Landfall in South Carolina

    Hurricane Ian has made landfall just south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The storm field for Ian is massive, however, and impacts are being felt across nearly all of South Carolina and Eastern North Carolina.

  • 2. Tornado Watch

  • 3. Rainfall Totals

    Rainfall has been consistent all day, and areas across our region have seen 1-2 inches of rain.

  • 4. Conditions Worsening This Afternoon

  • 5. South Carolina Damage

  • 6. Wind Gusts Increasing

  • 7. Lumbee River Power Outages

  • 8. Dangerous Conditions

  • 9. South River EMC

  • 10. Flood Probability

  • 11. Shelter Open

    The Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Avenue in Fayetteville is open for those who need shelter during the storm.📌Read more--

    Posted by City of Fayetteville, NC Government on Friday, September 30, 2022

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