Update September 15, 2018 10 a.m.
A conference call was held at 9 a.m. to discuss response for Tropical Storm Florence. Currently it is west of Myrtle Beach, traveling about 3 ½ miles per hour.
In York County, we can expect saturated ground, localized flooding, trees down, and power outages.
Before 4 p.m. today winds are forecast at 24 mph sustained with 34 mph gusts. From 4 -10 p.m., winds will increase slightly to 28 mph sustained and 39 mph gusts. Rainfall is expected at 1-2 inches per hour, with heaviest rains expected 4-10 p.m. tonight. Winds die down around noon tomorrow, 10 mph sustained and no gusts. The projected rain total for the entire event is 8-10 inches.
We want to remind citizens of the following:
- York County Emergency Management does not provide sandbags for public use. Residents and businesses can purchase sandbags from local hardware stores or landscape companies.
- Those interested in volunteering can visit www.volunteersc.org.
- Red Cross shelters and pet shelter are open. Details available at https://www.yorkcountygov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=110
- Call the Public Advisory Line at 803-325-2400 for information.
- Power outages should be reported to your power provider.
Report outage online at https://www.duke-energy.com/outages
Call 800-POWERON (800-769-3766)
If you experience a power outage and have already checked your main breaker, please call PowerTouch: 1-866-374-1234
City of Rock Hill Utilities
Report outage online at www.cityofrockhill.com/outage or download City of Rock Hill mobile app.
- Check the York County website at https://www.yorkcountygov.com/ and social media for current information. Also, follow local news stations to stay informed.