Live Blog: Hurricane Ian has again made landfall, this time in South Carolina
The latest news on Hurricane Ian. Check here for updates as the storm impacts the Carolinas.
- View Duke Energy's power outage map.
- Follow local updates from across North Carolina: Latest updates from Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville; Latest updates from WUNC in Chapel Hill
Hurricane Ian, a category 4 storm with sustained winds of over 150 mph, made landfall in the continental U.S. in southwest Florida on Wednesday. After crossing Florida, Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center reported Thursday at 5 p.m. that the storm had regained hurricane strength and was approaching Georgia and the Carolinas.
On Friday at 2:05 p.m., the NHC says Ian's center came ashore near Georgetown, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.