Ian, packing winds just below the threshold of becoming a Category 1 hurricane, was about 275 miles south of Charleston, according to the National Hurricane Center's 2 p.m. update Sept. 29. The storm's exact path remained uncertain, but it was increasingly likely Ian would re-strengthen to a low-level hurricane before making landfall in South Carolina by the morning of Sept. 30, according to the Weather Service. Read more
Cafecito is now open at 471 King St., serving Cuban coffee, pastries and pressed sandwiches.
As Port of Call Food + Brew Hall nears its one-year anniversary, the Holy City’s only food hall is undergoing several changes that ownership hopes will be completed by November. Five new vendors will soon enter the food hall, located at 99 S. Market St. in the former home of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
FLIGHTS FROM CHARLESTON
The runways at Charleston International Airport will close when sustained winds from what is now Tropical Storm Ian reach 40 mph. Many flights in and out of the state's busiest airport have already been canceled, and the storm is expected to restrengthen to a hurricane.
Breeze Airways is offering a fall fare sale on nonstop routes to multiple destinations from Charleston with one-way fares starting at $29 and $39 to 14 cities and starting at $99 for four West Coast destinations, but bookings for must be made by Oct. 3 for travel from Nov. 1 through Feb. 14, 2023. See the list of cities
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PREPARING FOR IAN
Municipalities across the South Carolina coast are distributing sandbags this week ahead of the rain and wind expected from Hurricane Ian in the coming days. Read more
While South Carolina isn't expected to take a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian, we are deep into storm season and need to be prepared. Read more
Foods like milk, bread and eggs are not the best items to buy in the event of a hurricane. Food safety experts say water should be near the top of people's hurricane-preparedness lists. Read more
Groups like the Charleston Animal Society are working to ensure animals aren't forgotten as Ian batters the southeastern United States. Read more