Hurricane Ian Updates

Update from Sept. 30, 2022, at 11:40 a.m.

  • In the areas with the strongest wind gusts expected down trees, power outages, and potentially some structural damage. Winds will peak this afternoon/evening with improvement late tonight into early Saturday morning.
  • Dangerous surge is expected with the worst impacts during the high tide today with some coastal roads flooded, significant erosion, and damage to docks, especially where the peak surge is coincident with high tide.
  • Heavy rainfall will continue this afternoon and early evening with flash flooding impacts . Flooding will be especially pronounced near low lying and other prone locations. Drier weather is expected to develop generally from south to north this evening.
  • A few tornadoes are possible, with the risk highest this afternoon and early evening, especially from near Horry County northward into southeast NC.
  • Very hazardous marine conditions will continue through Saturday.

Brunswick County is currently under a Hurricane Warning ahead of Ian’s anticipated landfall along the South Carolina coast as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday.

Brunswick County is actively monitoring the storm with our municipal and state partners as well as the National Weather Service in Wilmington (NWS-Wilmington). Any updates from Brunswick County concerning Hurricane Ian will be found at


Brunswick County government offices and libraries are closed to the public Friday, Sept. 30. Essential staff will still report to work to assist with hurricane response efforts.

All Brunswick County Parks and Recreation programs have been canceled for the weekend. Participants should receive direct communication from the Parks and Recreation department with more details. Follow the Parks and Recreation social media channels for further updates.

Update: All curbside trash and recycling routes are cancelled Friday and are rescheduled for pick up Saturday, Oct. 1. Brunswick County convenience centers and landfill are closed Friday.

The Brunswick County Courthouse is closed Friday. Any necessary filings can be made at the alternate filing site, which is the magistrates office in the Brunswick County Detention Facility located at 70 Stamp Act Drive in Bolivia.


Residents and visitors should also follow the communications channels for their municipality for any safety and travel updates they may issue.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation urges individuals to avoid unnecessary transportation starting Friday through the weekend. Real-time travel updates can be found at DriveNC.Gov.

Follow multiple sources to stay informed about Hurricane Ian, including local news stations, weather apps, and NOAA weather radios. Sign up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts and emergency situation emails or follow Brunswick County on social media for more updates:

Brunswick County has more information and resources on hurricanes at