The National Hurricane Center has issued the 11 am Advisory on Hurricane Irma.
Irma is currently nearing Puerto Rico with sustained winds of 185 mph.
Lat: 18.2 N Long: 64.0 W
Sustained winds: 185 mph
Movement: WNW at 16 mph
Minimum Pressure: 918 MB
Location: 140 East of Puerto Rico
The National Hurricane Center has shifted the track of Irma to skirt the East coast of Florida as a major Category 4 hurricane. The track then takes it just off the Space coast at 8 am. As it eyes the Georgia / South Carolina Coast.
Tropical Storm force winds are now anticipated to begin along the Georgia / South Carolina coast by Sunday evening. Their is a small probability of Tropical Storm force winds affecting North & South Carolina by late Sunday evening. This would include portions of Western North Carolina.
If you live along or have property along Florida's east coast, or along the Georgia and Southern South Carolina coast including Savannah, Hilton Head, and Charleston you need to begin your preparations for possible impacts in those areas. If you live inland in Central or Western North Carolina, or the Midlands and Upstate of South Carolina you need to start checking those disaster kits as Irma's impacts could spread into those areas as well.
We will continue to monitor Irma and any impacts the storm may give to our area.