If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you’re probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you’re probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.
At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.
The best part? As local, trusted movers in Isle of Palms, you won’t have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.
Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Isle of Palms. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Isle of Palms are willing to do.
Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don’t have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. There’s no job that’s too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there’s no place in the Lowcountry that we won’t go for you.
When we say convenience is king, we mean it. We’re talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.
When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you’re getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in Isle of Palms, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.
Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:
As the premier moving company in Isle of Palms, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in Isle of Palms will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.
In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.
If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.
Whether you’re moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.
Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.
A few benefits of labor-only moving include:
With our labor-only services, customers can rent their own truck for transportation while our expert movers load and unload heavy, delicate, or fragile items. Labor-only moving saves you time, helps prevent unnecessary injuries, and gives you the freedom to make your own travel arrangements.
Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Isle of Palms. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.
In our experience as a commercial moving company in Isle of Palms, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:
To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.
At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:
Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.
With Strong Men Moving’s refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won’t pick up.
A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:
Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in Isle of Palms, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.
Why hire a moving company in Isle of Palms like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here’s why most of our clients want us to pack for them:
Don’t have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We’re here to help in any way that we can!
All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we’ll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.
A few common cleanout services in Isle of Palms include:
Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn’t cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in Isle of Palms, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.
Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Isle of Palms, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.
Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:
Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however possible. You can reach us via phone at (843) -830-6305 or by email at [email protected].
We hope to hear from you soon!
The Atlanta-based Yacht Rock Revue has announced new tour dates for this summer. Kicking off July 1st, the tour will see the 9-piece tribute group playing venues across the Northeast, Midwest, and South. "Our fans have always been incredible" writes YRR frontman Nicholas Niespodziani. "But after hundreds - literally hundreds - of livestream shows over the course of the last year, we forged an incredible new bond over margaritas and vacation dreams and exploring every corner of the vast Yacht Rock universe. We got each other th...
The Atlanta-based Yacht Rock Revue has announced new tour dates for this summer. Kicking off July 1st, the tour will see the 9-piece tribute group playing venues across the Northeast, Midwest, and South. "Our fans have always been incredible" writes YRR frontman Nicholas Niespodziani. "But after hundreds - literally hundreds - of livestream shows over the course of the last year, we forged an incredible new bond over margaritas and vacation dreams and exploring every corner of the vast Yacht Rock universe. We got each other through this, and that's going to make reuniting with them this summer even more powerful." See below for a complete list of dates. Tickets are currently on sale HERE.
Yacht Rock Revue has also announced "Steal Away: Escape To Jamaica," for February 5th - 9th, at the Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The all-inclusive package vacation experience will also feature performances by Ambrosia and Robbie Dupree. Tickets and more info are available HERE.
YRR is a genuine touring phenomenon, consistently selling out venues across the country and bringing out their dedicated fanbase (AKA "Anchorheads") to every show in captain's hats and boat shoes, ready to raise a glass and sing along with the group. Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly have acclaimed their mastery of the genre and ability to wow concert-goers with their irreverent yet sincere note-perfect renditions of classic hits. Industry trades Pollstar and Fox Business have acknowledged YRR's impressive box office success writing "While the band may be having fun with the trappings of the Steely Dan, Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins era of rock, the business it's doing is serious."
YRR's spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the other hit makers of the 1970s has enthralled fans across the United States. The band will also be performing songs from their debut album HOT DADS in TIGHT JEANS, which Rolling Stone praised writing, "Songs like 'The Doobie Bounce' and 'Step,' with their layered production and Niespodziani's sky-high falsetto, transform the staid notion of yacht rock - or, more broadly, soft rock - into something immersive and, dare one say, hip and cool. These are tracks that could slide in comfortably next to anything off Tame Impala's latest..."
07/01 - Selbyville, DE @ The Freeman Arts Pavilion
07/10 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
07/11 - Steamboat Springs, CO @ Strings Music Festival
07/16 - Houston, TX @ The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
07/17 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Austin
07/30 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
07/31 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
08/05 - Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
08/07 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
08/13 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
08/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
08/19 - Gilford, [email protected] Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/20 - New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
08/21 - Webster, MA @ Indian Ranch
08/22 - Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
08/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
09/24 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
09/30 - Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
10/01 - Isle Of Palms, SC @ The Windjammer
10/28 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/29 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
10/30 - Charlotte, NC @ Moo & Brew
02/05 - Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove
02/06 - Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove
02/07 - Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove
02/08 - Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove
02/09 - Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove
Andy Frasco & the U.N. premiered a new single titled “Dancin’ Around My Grave,” today July 21. The song was released along with a vibrant music video directed by Frasco himself. The track features Charleston, S.C. bands Susto and Doom Flamingo. While “Dancin’ Around My Grave” focuses its gaze on death, it evokes an appreciation of life. The lyrics are sung jubilantly and inspire one to live fully and “Celebrate what we had.” Frasco’s directing doubles down on this effort...
Andy Frasco & the U.N. premiered a new single titled “Dancin’ Around My Grave,” today July 21. The song was released along with a vibrant music video directed by Frasco himself. The track features Charleston, S.C. bands Susto and Doom Flamingo.
While “Dancin’ Around My Grave” focuses its gaze on death, it evokes an appreciation of life. The lyrics are sung jubilantly and inspire one to live fully and “Celebrate what we had.”
Frasco’s directing doubles down on this effort. When there is a casket in the frame one can only focus on the flowers that adorn it, if there is a gravestone on screen it is the dancing around it that demands the viewer’s attention. Frasco also adds humor through photoshopped images of himself as an old man, and his future extended family–some with his exact features.
Partway through the song, Doom Flamingo vocalist Kanika Moore sings soulfully over a slowed tempo “Oh, if there’s a heaven baby/ Then I know I’ll see you there/ But if this all we got, that’s ok too/ Our love was real, our love was real.”
Andy Frasco & The U.N. Tour
Jul. 21 – FloydFest – Floyd, VA
Jul. 22 – FloydFest – Floyd, VA
Jul. 23 – FloydFest – Floyd, VA
Jul. 24 – FloydFest – Floyd, VA
Jul. 25 – FloydFest – Floyd, VA
Jul. 30 – Snow Bowl Plaza – Steamboat Springs, CO
Aug. 1 – Blues, Brews, and BBQ – Huntsville, UT
Aug. 4 – Knotty Pines Supper Club – Victor, ID
Aug. 5 – Sweetwater Hollow – Salmon, ID
Aug. 6 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID
Aug. 7 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID
Aug. 20 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
Aug. 21 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
Aug. 22 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
Aug. 26 – Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain – Ozark, AR
Aug. 27 – Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain – Ozark, AR
Aug. 28 – Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain – Ozark, AR
Aug. 28 – Hot August Music Festival – Cockeysville, MD
Aug. 29 – Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain – Ozark, AR
Aug. 29 – The Starboard – Dewey Beach, DS
Aug. 31 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC
Sep. 1 – Heist Barrel Arts – Charlotte, NC
Sep. 2 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
Sep. 4 – FRamily Fest – Benton, IL
Sep. 8 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Sep. 9 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX
Sep. 10 – Deep Elium Art Company – Houston, TX
Sep. 11 – Antone’s Nightclub – Austin, TX
Sep. 14 – The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 15 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Sep. 16 – Jammin on Vegas – Las Vegas
Sep. 17 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 18 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Sep. 22 – Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill – Nevada City, CA
Sep. 23 – Sessions Music Hall – Eugene, OR
Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Sep. 25 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Oct. 1 – Mempho Fest – Memphis, TN
Oct. 2 – Mempho Fest – Memphis, TN
Oct. 3 – Mempho Fest – Memphis, TN
Oct. 9 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Oct. 14 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Oct. 19 – Elevation @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 20 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
Oct. 21 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
Oct. 22 – Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 23 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY
Oct. 24 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Oct. 28 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
Oct. 29 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC
Oct. 30 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
Oct. 31 – The Southern Cafe and Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA
Nov. 4 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Nov. 5 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
Nov. 6 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
Nov. 7 – Canopy Club – Urbana, IL
Nov. 17 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
Nov. 18 – Salvage Station, Asheville, NC
Nov. 19 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
Nov. 20 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
Nov. 29 – Tanner’s – Kimberly, WI
Dec. 1 – Union Stage – Washington, DC
Dec. 2 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 3 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
Dec. 4 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Dec. 9 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
Dec. 10 – Bearsville Theater – Woodstock, NY
Dec. 11 – Anthology – Rochester, NY
Dec. 31 – Tuffy’s Music Box – Sanford, FL
Hot on the heels of his 2021 tribute album to Texan country great James Hand, Charley Crockett has announced his 10th full-length album Music City USA, out on 17th September via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. Crockett also shared the video for the album single “I Need Your Love”, a southern soul number accompanied by a retro-styled wide-screen video directed by Bobby Cochran. “I like to think of my sound as ‘Gulf & Western’, and this number here is...
Hot on the heels of his 2021 tribute album to Texan country great James Hand, Charley Crockett has announced his 10th full-length album Music City USA, out on 17th September via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers.
Crockett also shared the video for the album single “I Need Your Love”, a southern soul number accompanied by a retro-styled wide-screen video directed by Bobby Cochran.
“I like to think of my sound as ‘Gulf & Western’, and this number here is all gulf coast music,” explains Crockett. “Something you’d hear out of southeast Texas recording studios or southern Louisiana. I’d been foolin’ around with this song for a while, and when we went to record it, we decided at the last minute to double the length of the chorus. I felt right then that we had something. I’d wanted to bring the horns back for a couple tunes on this album. Soul and Country R&B from the deep south is a whole lot of who I am. I hope it shows though on ‘I Need Your Love’”.
Crockett also announced additions to his extensive US tour schedule, and he’ll be announcing even more dates soon. Crockett is a part of the line-up at several premier festivals this summer, including both weekends of Austin City Limits festival, MerleFest, Under the Big Sky festival and Hinterland Music Festival, and he will perform at Orville Peck’s Rodeo at Red Rocks on July 22nd with Peck and Yola.
Crockett will tape his debut for prestigious US TV show Austin City Limits on July 28th, joining a season 47 line-up that also includes Miranda Lambert, Brittany Howard, Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, Sarah Jarosz, Billy Strings, Jade Bird, Brandy Clark, Terry Allen, Dayglow and Jackson Browne. Crockett was also recently nominated for the 2021 Americana Music Association awards “Emerging Act of the Year” alongside Amythyst Kiah, Joy Oladokun, Allison Russell and Waxahatchee.
Crockett is also a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s latest exhibit, “American Currents”, alongside acts like Eric Church, The Chicks, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton and Maren Morris. The San Benito, TX native donated the custom Fort Lonesome suit he wore during his Newport Folk Festival debut in 2019 to the exhibit, and he’s currently featured on a larger-than-life billboard outside the museum in Nashville alongside one of his heroes, fellow San Benito, TX native Freddy Fender.
Read an essay on Crockett and Music City USA penned by writer, historian, Willie Nelson biographer and fellow Texan Joe Nick Patoski here.
July 9 – BarrelHouse Brewing Co. – Paso Robles, CA
July 10 – Delfino Farms – Camino, CA
July 11 – Sundays in the Park – Ukiah, CA
July 14 – The Olympic Venue – Boise, ID
July 15 – Old Saloon – Emigrant, MT
July 16 – Red oxx – Billings, MT
July 18 – Under the Big Sky Festival – Whitefish, MT
July 20 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
July 21 – Warehouse25sixty-five – Grand Junction, CO
July 22 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 23- Globe Hall- Denver, CO
July 24- Globe Hall- Denver, CO
July 26- Santa Fee Bandstand- Santa Fe, NM
July 30 – Silver Saloon – Terrell, TX
July 31- Gruene Hall- New Braunfels, TX
Aug 1- Gruene Hall- New Braunfels, TX
Aug 4 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
Aug 5 – Fargo Brewing Company – Fargo, ND
Aug 6- The Raccoon Motel- Davenport, IA
Aug 7 – Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
Aug 8 – Hinterland Music Festival – Saint Charles, IA
Aug 19 – The Majestic – Fort Smith, AR
Aug 20 – Missouri State Fairgrounds – Sedalia, MO
Aug 21 – Blue Ox Music Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Aug 22 – El Club – Detroit, MI
Aug 25 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Aug 26 – Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
Aug 27 – RiverEdge at Marcum Park – Hamilton, OH
Aug 28 – Up In Smoke Fest – Chicago, IL
Aug 29 – The Winchester – Lakewood, OH
Sept 1- Anthology- Rochester, NY
Sept 2- Roxian Theatre- McKees Rocks, PA
Sept 3- Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4- The National- Richmond, VA
Sept 5-The NorVa- Norfolk, VA
Sept 6- Lincoln Theatre- Raleigh, NC
Sept 8- Saturn- Birmingham, AL
Sept 9- Brooklyn Bowl- Nashville, TN
Sept 11 – Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC
Sept 12 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN
Sept 15- Brighton Music Hall- Boston, MA
Sept 16- The Fillmore Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD
Sept 17- Music Hall of Williamsburg- Brooklyn, NY
Sept 18 – Watermelon Pickers Fest – Berryville, VA
Sept 19 – MerleFest – Wilkesboro, NC
Sept 20- The Senate, Columbia, SC
Sept 21- The Windjammer- Isle of Palms, SC
Sept 22- Hargray Capitol Theatre- Macon, GA
Sept 23- Variety Playhouse- Atlanta, GA
Sept 24-Georgia Theatre- Athens, GA
Sept 25- Phenix City Amphitheater- Phenix City, AL
Sept 30 – Jefferson Theatre – Beaumont, TX
Oct 2 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
Oct 9 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
Oct 16 – State Fair of Texas – Dallas, TX
Dec 30- The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 31- Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS
photo credit Bobby Cochran
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Synthwave band Doom Flamingo has released their newest EP album, Flamingo, on June 30. The band has also announced a slew of tour dates for this summer, including a stop at the Capitol Theater. Based in South Carolina, Doom Flamingo is a self-described “synthwave beast with a Jekyll and Hyde element to their songwriting.” Similar to the contrastin...
Synthwave band Doom Flamingo has released their newest EP album, Flamingo, on June 30. The band has also announced a slew of tour dates for this summer, including a stop at the Capitol Theater.
Based in South Carolina, Doom Flamingo is a self-described “synthwave beast with a Jekyll and Hyde element to their songwriting.” Similar to the contrasting words in their name, Doom Flamingo creates a musical breed of both heavy electronica and dance-floor-ready pop.
The group features bassist Ryan Stasik, of the jam band Umphrey’s McGee, alongside a cast of musicians including dynamic vocalist Kanika Moore, guitarist Thomas Kenney, drummer Stu White, saxophonist Mike Quinn, and keyboardist Ross Bogan.
Flamingo serves as an upbeat alter ego to their 2020 Doom EP, a darker inspired collection. Full of ’80s-style keyboard beats, positive lyrics and an infectious groove, the new EP has a nostalgic summer beach-trip vibe.
This project makes me want to lace up a pair of roller skates and head on down to the boardwalk.Ryan Stasik (bassist of Umphrey’s McGee and Doom Flamingo)
Despite this fun-loving and beachy attitude, the group stays vigilant in their belief in justice and equity. Songs like “Untraditional” and “Somebody” help spread the message that people deserve to live confidently in their truth, even if they’re outside expected societal values.
Doom Flamingo takes inspiration from a wide array of artists, from electronica pioneers Daft Punk to pop-icon Tina Turner (listen to their rendition of Turner’s “The Best”). Interestingly enough, one of the chief inspirations for Flamingo is former First Lady Michelle Obama. The band even wrote track 4, “Michelle,” in her honor.
‘Michelle’ is a song dedicated to the women that exhibit love, intelligence, and charisma because it feels good to deposit positive energy and be fed with the same. I’m inspired by Michelle Obama.Kanika Moore (lead singer of Doom Flamingo)
Flamingo can be streamed on all major platforms starting June 30. The band will also be bringing their new EP to a handful of select cities in the coming months, as part of their 2021 Summer Tour. For ticket information, check out their website.
Check out the full tour schedule below:
DOOM FLAMINGO Summer Tour 2021
July 1 – Isle of Palms, SC – Windjammer
July 3 – Scranton, PA – Peach Festival
August 19-21 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp
September 9 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
September 10 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
September 11 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum
September 16 – Masontown, WV – Resonance Marvin’s Mountaintop
September 18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
October 9 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia’s @ The Capitol Theater
December 4-8 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Holidaze
While much uncertainty remained Saturday about its ultimate path, Hurricane Elsa was still projected to barrel into the Carolinas with fierce winds and rain by mid- to late-week, according to National Hurricane Center forecasters. And the National Weather Service office in Newport/Morehead City put coastal residents on alert Saturday morning. “Elsa could bring impacts to Eastern NC by as early as mid week,” NWS meteorologists posted on Twitter at 6 a.m. Saturday. “It is too early for any specific impacts, but ...
While much uncertainty remained Saturday about its ultimate path, Hurricane Elsa was still projected to barrel into the Carolinas with fierce winds and rain by mid- to late-week, according to National Hurricane Center forecasters.
And the National Weather Service office in Newport/Morehead City put coastal residents on alert Saturday morning.
“Elsa could bring impacts to Eastern NC by as early as mid week,” NWS meteorologists posted on Twitter at 6 a.m. Saturday. “It is too early for any specific impacts, but residents and visitors are urged to pay close attention to the forecast over the coming days.”
The storm could reach the Carolinas late Wednesday and into early Thursday, according to the NWS.
At 8 a.m. Saturday, the first Atlantic hurricane of the season was “moving rapidly” toward Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, where conditions were “expected to deteriorate over the next several hours,” according to the Hurricane Center located in Miami.
On Friday, the storm “blew off roofs and snapped trees” in the eastern Caribbean islands, the Associated Press reported.
The category 1 storm packed 75 mph winds, but Hurricane Center forecasters on Friday night said the storm could develop into a category 3 hurricane at some point. Category 3 storms carry winds of 111 mph to 129 mph and cause “major damage,” according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on the National Hurricane Center’s website.
By comparison, Hurricane Hugo was a category 4 hurricane when it made landfall in Isle of Palms, S.C., in September 1989. Gusts over 100 mph were recorded in Charlotte in that storm, according to the National Weather Service. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd made landfall at Cape Fear, N.C, as a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, the NWS reported.
Tropical storm-force winds from Elsa could arrive in the Charlotte area by 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to National Hurricane Center maps. Such winds range from 39 mph to 73 mph, according to the NWS.
In a bulletin issued at 8 a.m. Saturday, Hurricane Center forecasters cautioned “the details of the long-term track are still uncertain.”
At the same time, they said, the Hurricane Center’s “intensity forecast shows little change in strength through tonight, followed by slow weakening on Sunday and early Monday. Slight restrengthening is forecast when Elsa moves north of Cuba and across the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
“This forecast is a little lower than the previous one in the short term, but is largely unchanged at the longer forecast times.”