FRIDAY SEPT. 8 UPDATE: Irma Tracks West Away From Myrtle Beach.
7 p.m. UPDATE: See interactive map below. Irma has tracked more Westward. 7 p.m. forecast has it now going inland along the land mass of Florida. This move could take Myrtle Beach completely out of any significant storm event concerns. Keep watching our map model for ongoing updates. Hit the play button for changes.
5 p.m. Sept. 7th Update: Gov. Henry McMaster said at a news conference Thursday that he expects to issue an evacuation order effective 10 a.m. Saturday. He did not officially make the order yet.
Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes spoke on the city of Myrtle Beach’s Facebook page last night encouraging all Myrtle Beach tourists and residents to consider evacuating the city starting immediately.
Thursday’s 5 a.m. forecast from the National Hurricane Center states Irma remains a Category 5 Hurricane. According to Windy.com, her likely track puts her on a path toward South Carolina sometime around 5 p.m. Monday September 11th.
Windy.com allows Myrtle Beach locals and tourists to track IRMA’s ongoing updates. Use this technology to track ongoing changes.
TOURISTS AND LOCALS CAN TRACK THE STORM FORECAST HERE
SIMPLY CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON ABOVE. Move the timeline forward to see future location path.
NOTE: AS THE NATIONAL FORECAST CHANGES, SO WILL THE MAP ABOVE ONGOING.
The Hurricane is expected to make land in Florida Saturday and then skirt the coast northward towards Myrtle Beach.
“The threat of direct hurricane impacts in Florida over the weekend and early next week continues to increase. Hurricane watches will likely be issued for portions of the Florida Keys and the Florida peninsula later this morning,” the NHC morning update stated.