Tropical Storm Danny Makes Landfall in South Carolina

Tropical Storm Danny slammed into the South Carolina coast on Monday evening, prompting warnings for Charleston and other parts of the state.

Danny’s winds rose to 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour, making it the Atlantic’s fourth named storm of 2021, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Danny made landfall at around 8 p.m. Eastern time just north of Hilton Head, and may dump as much as 3 inches (8 centimeters) of rain on the region.

However, because the region hasn’t had much rain lately, widespread flooding isn’t likely. Almost 25% of South Carolina is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The storm is forecast to head northwest across South Carolina and Georgia before breaking up and won’t pose a threat to energy production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Claudette slammed into the Gulf Coast earlier this month, bringing flooding rains and killing at least at least a dozen across the South.

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