Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cristobal Has Formed Off Carolina Coast

We have a brand new Tropical Storm that formed off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina this afternoon. Since we are on our third named storm for the season, it has the "C" name which is Cristobal.

It currently has winds of 40 mph, and is moving off to the northeast at 5 to 10 mph. The biggest threats along the Atlantic coast will be coastal beach erosion from the high waves along with very heavy rainfall. The areas most affected will be the coastal counties stretching from Charleston, SC, farther north to Wilmington and Cape Hatteras, NC.