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Hurricane Season in SC

Thunder Bay, Canada
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Hurricane Season in SC

Might go to Charleston, in October, beginning of month, but would like some feed back about the hurricane storms?

Any oil on beaches?

What is the likely hood of any big storms and hurricanes during this time? cheers

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1. Re: Hurricane Season in SC

We are currently oil-free and should likely remain so, as much of the oil has dissapated in the Gulf and has not been brought to the Atlantic side by the Gulf Stream.

September to October is about the peak of hurricane season on the eastern seaboard. Though locations in North Carolina (Outer Banks) are far more likely to be hit than areas in South Carolina, there is always the possibility. The last hurricane to hit Charleston occurred in 1989, and it was a strong and devastating storm.

It's really more about what you're comfortable with. I would personally not shy away from visiting, but I would definitely keep in mind that I would need to evacuate in the event there is one coming. October is a beautiful time of year in South Carolina.

You should definitely pay close attention to the weather forecasts and models in the event a storm is brewing in the Atlantic.

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