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It’s official: Hurricane warnings issued for coastal Georgetown, Horry counties

Track of Hurricane Florence as of 5 p.m. Tuesday (National Hurricane Center)

The National Weather Service has officially issued hurricane warnings for Georgetown and Horry counties Tuesday at 5:04 p.m.

Warnings are now in effect from South Santee River, S.C. to Duck, N.C. and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

The dangerous category four Hurricane Florence will approach the Carolina Coast later this week.

Locations effected by the hurricane warning include:

  • Central Horry
  • Coastal Brunswick
  • Coastal Georgetown
  • Coastal Horry
  • Coastal New Hanover
  • Coastal Pender
  • Inland Brunswick
  • Inland Georgetown
  • Inland New Hanover

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Florence continues to approach the Carolina coast as a major category four hurricane.

The window for tropical storm force winds is predicted from Thursday morning until Saturday evening, according to the national hurricane center.

While the exact track of Florence remains uncertain, the likelihood of of life-threatening storm surge inundation, damaging winds, and flooding rainfall across southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina continues to increase.

For up-to-date hurricane information, click here.

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