The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber attended the Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 8:30 p.m. Hurricane Ian briefing from Flagler County Emergency Management. The two biggest Hurricane Ian developments for Flagler County are:
- The forecasted rainfall in Flagler County for Hurricane Ian has increased significantly to 15-20 inches of total rainfall, and
- The wind concerns have diminished, due to the storm’s track. However, Flagler County Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said it’s still possible hurricane-force winds will be experienced along the coast. The peak wind times are projected to be between early Thursday morning, September 29, until late-afternoon.
Keep in mind Flagler County intracoastal bridges will be closed if sustained winds reach 39 mph. Live wind tracking by local officials will result in bridge closures and reopenings in real-time, as wind speeds increase/decrease.
An emphasis has been placed on flooding and beach erosion, with the updated storm track and increased rainfall total.
For more information, please visit the Flagler County Emergency Management website, here.
The Chamber will continue to provide regular coverage and will soon share a survey to local businesses, in partnership with emergency management officials, to determine the storm’s impact on the business community.