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Media Release

Michael Storm Related Calls for Service

Release Date: October 11, 2018

Contact Information:
Joheida Fister email icon , Fire Rescue Public Information Officer, 843-682-5100


Fire Rescue responded to a total of 14 calls overnight related to Michael. The calls are from 9:00 p.m. on October 10, 2018 through 8:30 a.m. October 11, 2018. The calls consisted of the following:

  • 11 Trees blocking roadways
  • 1 Assistance due to power outage
  • 1 Car in a ditch
  • 1 Fire alarm

No injuries were reported from any of the incidents.

During that time Fire Rescue responded to 10 additional non storm related calls.

The storm has affected multiple traffic signals on the island, at this time all signals have been repaired and are operational.

Residents and visitors are advised to remain indoors due to the high winds but if you must travel please use caution and remain aware of the changing surroundings.

Tropical Storm Michael is expected to gradually weaken as it tracks northeastward across South Carolina today. Windy conditions will continue through early afternoon across southeast Georgia and through late afternoon across southern South Carolina. The threat for torrential rainfall will quickly diminish through early afternoon.

Dangerous surf conditions including large breaking waves and dangerous rip currents will remain possible through early this evening.  Shore Beach Services strongly recommends that you do not enter the water today.

The highest gust reported overnight at the Hilton Head Airport was 46 mph.