County Prepares for Hurricane Irma Impact
Schools and County Offices Closed Monday
Edgefield County schools as well as Edgefield County government offices are closing for Monday as Edgefield County prepares for the expected impact from Hurricane Irma. According to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon, who spoke with the Advertiser Sunday evening Sept. 10, the closings are for Monday only at this point. Spurgeon said that as far as Hurricane Irma’s expected impact on the county goes, predications at this time are that Edgefield County can expect to see 30-40 mph winds with gust up to 60 mph and up to 3-7 inches of rain. The rain is expected to come in around 5-7 a.m. Monday morning and last until about 8 – 10 p.m. Monday night. Spurgeon advised that as the rain moves into the area wind speeds are expected to increase.
Spurgeon relayed that EMA is currently monitoring the situation at this point, and no shelters have been opened in the county. She said she is encouraging citizens to “hunker down and ride out the storm” and to “stay off the roads if possible.”
Reports of damage from the storm may be made by calling the EMA offices at 637-2123.