Hurricane Sandy is not expected to hit South Carolina, however the Coast Guard is warning that some areas of the coast could experience rough waters.
Sandy is picking up steam in the Atlantic as it currently moves through the Bahamas. This could mean rough waters along Charleston’s coast.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston is warning boaters and swimmers to avoid ocean waters until the hurricane passes. According to the Coast Guard, the hurricane could result in heavy seas, dangerous rip currents, pounding rain and strong winds right along the Charleston coast.
The guard is also reminding boaters to secure their vessels as a precaution before severe weather arrives.
Forecasters at the United States National Hurricane Center in Miami said tropical storm conditions were possible along the southeast Florida coast, the Upper Keys and Florida Bay by Friday morning.
The storm hit the Bahamas on Thursday. Overall, it has killed four people in the Caribbean, according to media reports. Forecasters expect the remnants of Sandy to reach the Northeast next week, creating the potential for a severe winter storm there.