ATLANTA — Ian made its final landfall at 2:05 p.m. near Georgetown, South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and gusts to 105.
This comes less than 48 hours after making landfall as a high-end Category 4 hurricane with maximum winds of 150 mph near Cayo Costa, FL. Devastation was widespread. Projected storm surge in some areas near Fort Meyers was over 10 feet.
The storm will next move inland and dump heavy rain and gusty winds across the Carolinas and up into the Mid-Atlantic.
North Georgia's impacts from Ian will be limited to gusty winds and a slight chance for showers, mainly in our far eastern counties.
Meanwhile, part of the Georgia coastline are still under a Tropical Storm Warning, being closer to where landfall is expected. 1 to 2 feet of storm surge is possible still, but offshore winds should limit this.
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