Approximately 20,000 customers without power so far in Beaufort County. Flash Flood Warning in effect.
Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning. Beaufort County is presently under a flash flood warning. 4-6 feet of storm surge inundation, 4-8 inches of rain are forecasted for our area. Please stay indoors today and avoid driving. Utility companies report over 20,000 customers in Beaufort County are without power. Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management continues to closely monitor the storm and we will update you as soon as information becomes available.