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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 Kiawah Island, 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.

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Convenience is King

Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Kiawah Island. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Kiawah Island 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 Kiawah Island, 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:

Residential Moving

Residential Moving

Along with divorce and the loss of a job, moving is listed as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their lifetime. When you consider the packing, the lifting, the scheduling, and the general disruption that moving can have on your life, it’s easy to understand why.

As the premier moving company in Kiawah Island, 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 Kiawah Island 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.

Labor-Only Moving

Labor-Only Moving

Do you already have reliable transportation but still need a team of professional movers to handle your heavy lifting? Strong Men Moving now offers labor-only moving services in Kiawah Island for both residential and commercial moving projects.

A few benefits of labor-only moving include:

  • Reduce damage – our professional movers in Kiawah Island will make sure your belongings are properly loaded into your truck, reducing the probability of damaged or broken items.
  • Maximize Space – With years of experience in the moving industry, we have a sixth sense for space-efficient packing and loading. Our strong men will make the most out of your truck’s usable space, which can help reduce trip time and save money on gas.
  • Quicker Moves – A team of Strong Men Moving will almost always be able to load and unload your belongings faster than a group of your friends. It’s nothing personal! With our team of professionals, you can spend less time filling up your truck and more time on getting to your new home or office.
  • Save Money – Using your friends to help you move almost certainly means you will have to compensate them one way or another. Why spend your money on cases of beer and pizza when you can use it for a safer, quicker move?

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.

Commercial Moving

Commercial Moving

Kiawah Island and the surrounding metropolitan area is a hot spot for business. Dozens of companies scout Kiawah Island each year as a new place to call home, where they can broaden their horizons and find new clients. What some businesses do not take into account is the logistics and headaches involved with moving to a new location.

Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Kiawah Island. 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 Kiawah Island, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:

  • Your office furniture, equipment, and supplies packed and secured safely
  • Storage space
  • A detailed, efficient plan of action to ensure an organized move
  • Minimal disruptions to your day-to-day operations

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:

  • Pickup and delivery of your office equipment and supplies
  • Loading and unloading office items
  • Packing and unpacking your office supplies
  • Assembly of your office furniture
  • Provide all necessary moving equipment and packing materials

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.

Refuse Removal and Disposal

Refuse Removal and Disposal

Did you find a bunch of unwanted junk after moving to a new office? Do you have an old, stinky couch taking up room in your basement? Don’t sweat it – we will remove the old junk from your home or office quicker than you can say, “trash it!”

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:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Futons
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses

Professional Packing

Professional Packing

If you’re like most average folks living in the U.S., you probably have hundreds of items lying around your house that need to be packed before you can move to a new home. Packing can be a massive source of frustration, especially for busy families and professionals who don’t have the time or patience to pack.

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 Kiawah Island, 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 Kiawah Island like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here’s why most of our clients want us to pack for them:

  • Packing is a tedious, time-consuming chore
  • Professional packing minimizes the risk of injury
  • Professional packing reduces the risk of damaged items
  • Professional packing lets you focus on the more important aspects of moving, like setting up HVAC or internet service

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!

Cleanout Services

Cleanout Services

If you have a large-scale cleanout project, we can help with that, too. Our home and commercial cleanout services are great if you need to dispose of a large number of items in a short period of time.

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 Kiawah Island include:

  • Estate cleanouts
  • House cleanouts
  • Basement cleanouts
  • Garage cleanouts
  • Foreclosure cleanouts
  • Apartment cleanouts
  • Office cleanouts
  • Commercial space cleanouts
  • Storage space cleanouts

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General Labor Services

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 Kiawah Island, 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.

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About Strong Men Moving

Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Kiawah Island, 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:

  • Bluffton
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Daniel Island
  • Folly Beach
  • Greenville
  • Hanahan
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Ladson
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Nexton
  • North Charleston
  • Seabrook Island
  • Sullivan’s Island
  • Summerville
  • West Ashley

Do you have questions?

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!

Latest News in Kiawah Island

Sock stumbles at Newport as he tries to climb back up the ladder

NEWPORT — Jack Sock found love, as well as his love for tennis. The 28-year-old Sock was a rising American star on the men’s court, and ranked among the top 10 in the world before injuries and losses dropped him not only out of the top 100, but out of the top 200 as he entered this week at No. 231. A Nebraska native, Sock began a relationship with former Miss North Carolina USA Laura Little, moved to Charlotte and the two were married on the beach in Kiawah Island, S.C., in December. “I don’t kno...

NEWPORT — Jack Sock found love, as well as his love for tennis.

The 28-year-old Sock was a rising American star on the men’s court, and ranked among the top 10 in the world before injuries and losses dropped him not only out of the top 100, but out of the top 200 as he entered this week at No. 231.

A Nebraska native, Sock began a relationship with former Miss North Carolina USA Laura Little, moved to Charlotte and the two were married on the beach in Kiawah Island, S.C., in December.

“I don’t know how many people went from top-10 ranked to starting over,” Sock said. “To get a string of tournaments here in the states this summer makes the travel a lot easier, you’re playing in front of home fans and all that. It’s a great feeling.”

Sock fell to 35-year-old South African veteran and former world No. 5 player Kevin Anderson Thursday, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4, in the quarterfinal round of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Open.

“Mentally, it’s not easy going from the top 10, to getting byes in these tournaments and play on the weekend in a lot of them,” Sock said. “It’s not easy coming back and grinding your way through it again.

“This is the start of the second half of my career and I feel as if I have a lot to prove and play a lot of great tennis in front of me.”

Just four years ago, he was the No. 8 ranked player in the world, a season in which he won three of his four career titles. And he is well above .500 in career wins (166) as compared to losses (134), while having a 28-28 record in Grand Slam events.

His tennis life has been reduced to the Challenger circuit where he has met with mixed, but promising, results, winning five matches in June to take the Little Rock, Arkansas, title, losing first-round matches in Orlando and Tallahassee to stand at 10-6 overall.

In making his fifth Newport appearance, Sock was only entered into the field when Hall of Fame CEO Todd Martin extended him a wild card invitation. Sock wilted after winning the first set, dropping serve in the first game of the second set and again in the seventh game of the third set. All the while, Anderson uncorked 20 aces and faced just two break points.

“I’ve been primarily playing Challengers this year, it’s been tougher because of that because the schedule is pretty sporadic,” Sock said. “It’s not like spending a bunch of weeks in Europe or somewhere else. With the quarantine rules and testing, it’s been a grind.”

Sock, a two-time Newport semifinalist, was making his first ATP Tour quarterfinal showing since the 2018 Masters 1000 in Paris. Sock owns a U.S. Olympic gold medal and has won both U.S. Open and Wimbledon doubles titles as well among his 14 tour doubles titles.

“Hopefully, if I keep building my ranking up, I can get in ATP events again and that would make my schedule a little easier than instead of trying to find tournaments around the world,” Sock said.

“The social media people thought that I was dead and gone in this sport and I would no longer be around. Some things I couldn’t control with injuries and COVID, there’s nothing that I can change about it now.“It’s nice to engage and have human inter-action and have fans believe in you, that want to support you and are positive with you.

“I love going out there and performing and putting my best effort out there in trying to win. I have the perfect blend of a support team to come back.”

Alexander Bublik, a finalist in 2019 and the highest ranked player (at No. 37) in the field, survived 21 aces by Ivo Karlovic, but served 22 of his own to win his first round match and then took a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jason Jung in his quarterfinal round match, hitting 14 aces and winning 85 percent (22 of 26) of his first service points.

“When you’re (ranked) 37 th and No. 1 (seed) means the field is not that strong,” the self-deprecating 24-year old Kazakhstan. “You have to treat all the players carefully – No. 1, No. 2, No. 52 you have to give your best You have to go through some hard times to enjoy (success) What pressure? From who?.”

Sock felt no pressure at all in returning to Newport, overcoming a one-set deficit to win his first match over Australian Alex Bolt 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and then upsetting No. 55 ranked and No. 3 seeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan, winning 88 percent (23 of 26) of his first service points.

“I’ve accomplished a lot in my career, a lot of things that I’m proud of,” Sock said. “I’m out there to try to add to that. I’m playing with house money (with over $10-million in earning).”

Sock can still uncork 120 mph serves and his forehand has been clocked at 100 mph. But when your dominant right thumb can’t hold a racquet and back ailments hinder your bending, the results are losses and a tumble down the rankings, outside of the 1928 ranked players and without any ATP points.

That was a hard reality for Sock, who went 80-0 and won four straight singles titles at Blue Valley North High in Overland, Park, Kansas before turning pro at the age of 18.

He engaged with a new coach, former top 50 player Alex Bogomolov. His comeback began last September at the French Open where he won three qualifying rounds and then a main draw win over Reilly Opelka, then ranked No. 36.

“I’m showing that I can play some great tennis again – for me it’s just the beginning. I feel as if it’s easier now to go out and play and play freely. I’m in a much different place in my life.

“Obviously, I was at an incredibly high level, that I think that I can get back to.”

Have a blast this 4th of July weekend with these fireworks shows in South Carolina

Celebrating at a baseball game or on the lake is more spectacular with these bombastic displays COLUMBIA, S.C. — Fireworks displays are a popular way to celebrate the Fourth of July in the Midlands. Last year, of course, most public fireworks displays were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year, they're all back. News19 has received information about several major fireworks displays in the Midlands. Here's what we've collected so far. If you know of a major fireworks event that is not on this list, email us...

Celebrating at a baseball game or on the lake is more spectacular with these bombastic displays

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Fireworks displays are a popular way to celebrate the Fourth of July in the Midlands. Last year, of course, most public fireworks displays were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year, they're all back.

News19 has received information about several major fireworks displays in the Midlands. Here's what we've collected so far. If you know of a major fireworks event that is not on this list, email us at [email protected]

4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray presented by Lexington Medical Center. This event will be held at dusk – a little after 9 p.m. – on Saturday, July 3. Now in its 33rd year, this celebration is touted as South Carolina’s largest fireworks display with fireworks at two locations, Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. Pro tip: while best viewed by boat, you can see the fireworks display on land at Dreher Island State Park.

Fireworks with the Phil, Saturday, July 3. The South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra will perform as a full orchestra at Segra Park in the Bull Street Development with a fireworks finale. Gates open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8:30 and fireworks begin around 9:15. The musical program will feature a mix of patriotic and Americana, starting with "The Star-Spangled Banner," with selections from "West Side Story," "Hamilton," "The Music Man" and more, ending with John Phillip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for people with valid military ID, and free for children 12 and under.

Baseball and fireworks on the Third AND Fourth of July! Take in the game between Lexington County Blowfish and the Macon Bacon on Saturday, July 3, and stay for the special America-themed Concert in the Sky Fireworks show or go on Sunday, July 4, for the game against the Spartanburgers at 7:05 p.m. and stay for the fireworks display after the game. Individual tickets $6-$9

It's a celebration of music and food at the Rockin' Red, White & Blue festival 1-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 at Doko Meadows Park. Bring a lawn chair but leave the cooler at home. The music starts at 5 p.m. with Mason Horne, followed by Blues Deluxe and DB Bryant. Around 20 food vendors will be there offering everything from donuts to BBQ and Luna Trix Arts Playground will be there for the kids. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

The City of Sumter will hold a fireworks display at 9:30 pm. on July 3 to celebrate July 3. It will be held at Dillon Park, which is just off Highway 378. Shaw Air Force Base hosts the 2021 Freedom Bash with Cassadee Pope and Walker Hayes 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, July 3. There will be a 20-minute fireworks display after the music. The event is free.

Newberry County Sheriff's Department hosts a fireworks display July 4 at Newberry High School. The free show should start around 9 p.m., donations accepted at NCLEOA PO Box 247 Newberry, SC 29108.

North Charleston is hosting its fireworks display, billed by the city as the largest in the Lowcountry, on July 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Riverfront Park which is located at 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. The event is free to the public with all general admission for attendees. Parking is free but walking, biking, carpooling, and rideshare are encouraged. No entry before 5 p.m.. No grills, sparklers, or outside fireworks. Bags will be searched.

Kiawah Island will kick off its 4th of July festival at 6 p.m. at Night Heron Park located at 4000 Sea Forest Drive on Kiawah Island. The festival runs until 9:30 p.m. Admission is complimentary but food and beverage tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. The event and gate access are limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents.

The Town of Summerville will host its Fireworks and Freedom Fest at Gahagan Park on Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The park is located at 515 W. Boundary Street in Summerville. The event is free and runs until 9:30 p.m. Attendees can bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas, and water as well as lunchbox-sized coolers. No pets, tents, personal fireworks, grills, or alcohol will be allowed. Drinks provided by the on-site vendor in a designated area.

The City of Goose Creek will host its Fabulous Fourth in the Creek on July 4 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Goose Creek Municipal Center located at 519 N Goose Creek Blvd. Admission and parking are free; though, parking is limited. Outside fireworks, sparklers, and alcohol are prohibited.

The city of Charleston is playing host to the Budweiser Freedom Fest beginning at 4 p.m. on July 4. The event is being held at Harbor Hall, located in the Cruise Terminal of downtown Charleston - 196 Concord Street. General admission is $20. VIP is $75 and VIP Under 21 is $50. Kids 10 and under get in free. Limited on-site parking is available so carpooling or rideshare is recommended. Chairs and blanks are allowed but not tents or umbrellas. No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed. Attendees are told to leave pets at home.

Surfside Beach is hosting its 4th of July Celebration beginning at 6 p.m. The event goes until 10 p.m. and is being held at Martin Field.

Man rescued by Coast Guard thanks crew during reunion

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Last week, Harry Tatoian set out for a day of sailing off Folly Beach when his boat capsized. After three hours stranded in the Atlantic, a U.S. Coast Guard crew pulled him out of the ocean. Wednesday morning, Tatoian and the crew reunited face to face. Tatoian spoke with News 2 about the events of the stressful day. “I was out at Folly Beach on Thursday and was sailing and going into the bay area and my sail ripped,” explained Tatoian. That’s when his boat capsized. He...

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Last week, Harry Tatoian set out for a day of sailing off Folly Beach when his boat capsized. After three hours stranded in the Atlantic, a U.S. Coast Guard crew pulled him out of the ocean. Wednesday morning, Tatoian and the crew reunited face to face.

Tatoian spoke with News 2 about the events of the stressful day.

“I was out at Folly Beach on Thursday and was sailing and going into the bay area and my sail ripped,” explained Tatoian.

That’s when his boat capsized. He was stranded in the Atlantic for over three hours while the choppy waves pushed him out towards Kiawah Island.

Focused on keeping his head above water, Tatoian was able to tie the ropes from the sailboat around himself.

“I was yelling for help and waving my hands and using my radio,” he said.

Terrifying thoughts raced through the man’s mind as reality set in.

“Your life, your safety. Are you going to get rescued? How long is this going to be?”

Fortunately, Tatoian was carrying a handheld radio with him. The Christmas gift from his fiancée saved his life. He turned to channel 16, which is used as the emergency frequency, and put out a distress call.

“Mayday, mayday I need help!”

Crews with Coast Guard Sectors Charleston and Savannah heard the call and jumped into action searching the water from a Coast Guard helicopter.

“When we heard the call, we immediately got out there and we started looking for you, and for you to make those other mayday calls allowed us to hone in on where you were which was amazing,” Lt. Felipe Guardiola, the helicopter pilot, told Tatoian.

One hour passed between when the Coast Guard rescue team heard the distress call and when Tatoian was pulled from the ocean.
Wednesday, the crew and the man they saved reunited.

“We were elated just to find him in the first place,” said Joseph Florio, the rescue swimmer who saved Tatoian. “A lot of times we come upon these situations, they don’t really have the best results. So, when I looked out the window and actually saw the sailboat and him clinging on to it, we were excited to find him and help him.”

Tatoian expressed his gratitude to the team for saving his life.

“I was in tears,” he said. “It was literally the grace of God. When it was hovering over me, I couldn’t believe it.”

This incident isn’t keeping Tatoian from getting back in the water. He says he went swimming at Folly Beach just a few days after it happened.

Danny was 1 of 3 recorded tropical systems to make landfall in June on SC coast

When Tropical Storm Danny landed on South Carolina’s southern coast this week, it became one of only three tropical systems on record to do so in the month of June. Records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the first one — a Category 1 hurricane — landed on the Isle of Palms in June 1867 and weakened to a tropical storm before moving through the Pee Dee and into North Carolina. The second was a tropi...

When Tropical Storm Danny landed on South Carolina’s southern coast this week, it became one of only three tropical systems on record to do so in the month of June.

Records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the first one — a Category 1 hurricane — landed on the Isle of Palms in June 1867 and weakened to a tropical storm before moving through the Pee Dee and into North Carolina.

The second was a tropical depression in 1979 that made landfall near Kiawah Island before dissipating east of Columbia.

Meteorologists believe the increasing trend for early and late-season tropical cyclones could be related to better observations and improved radars and satellites. NOAA has predicted the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will include above-normal tropical activity.

Danny, the fourth named system of the year in the Atlantic basin, weakened to a tropical depression after it made landfall in South Carolina on June 28.

The storm caused wind to blow through the area, but nothing impressive. Rainfall was its greatest impact. About 4 to 6 inches of rain fell in some parts of the Lowcountry, and forecasters expected the storm to be a rainmaker as far inland as parts of Georgia and Alabama.

Even so, meteorologist Michael Stroz with the National Weather Service’s Charleston office said Danny was about “the weakest of a storm as you can can get and officially be named.”

He said Danny was “skeletal” in nature and not very well-developed. Weak rain bands caused some precipitation, then moments of sunshine and clear weather right after.

But the rainfall was beneficial for areas like Beaufort County, which had experienced a small area of drought. Stroz said that has likely disappeared after recent rainfall.

Brian McNoldy, a researcher with the University of Miami, said on Twitter that only three times in the past have storms named with a “D” spun up before July 1.

But it is not unusual for early named storms to hit this part of the country. Bertha, for example, developed off the South Carolina coast and made landfall near the Isle of Palms as a tropical storm on May 27, 2020.

Stroz said while it is true that there are more storms now than maybe 50 years ago, at the same time, technology to identify these systems has improved.

“So by nature, we’re going to have more named systems,” Stroz said.

In the 1950s, there were no satellites orbiting earth, so forecasters were highly dependent on systems impacting beaches and states to know if there was a hurricane or not. With new satellite technology, forecasters are able to see activity they would have missed even just a couple of years ago.

Stroz said this sometimes gives the impression that more storms are now occurring, but in reality, it is just better technology to be able to detect them.

In March, NOAA upgraded its Global Forecast System to improve weather forecasting across the United States. The advancements will be beneficial for hurricane, snowfall and rainfall forecasting and extend ocean wave forecasts from 10 days out to 16 days, NOAA said.

NOAA also has new drones available for launch this season to track parts of the life cycle of tropical storms.

Since the season has just begun, there is ample opportunity to see the impacts of this new technology.

Two new systems are now brewing in the Atlantic basin and both have a 20 percent chance of development in the next couple of days, according to the National Hurricane Center. One system is east of the Lesser Antilles and the other is southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Stroz said both systems are trending toward the Caribbean. And if they do develop, they are still more than a week away. It is hard to determine at this point if either system will impact South Carolina.

Public input encouraged for Beachwalker Drive improvements

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Kiawah Island Planning Department is looking to improve the bike and pedestrians lanes along a major island thoroughfare. The road in question is Beachwalker Drive. It runs from the public beach access at Beachwalker Park to the front gate of the resort, at Kiawah Island Parkway. Kiawah Island Planning Director John Taylor Jr. says its a goal of the town to improve infrastructure, and they’re excited to be improving the trails along Beachwalker Drive. The trails were originally added in th...

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Kiawah Island Planning Department is looking to improve the bike and pedestrians lanes along a major island thoroughfare.

The road in question is Beachwalker Drive. It runs from the public beach access at Beachwalker Park to the front gate of the resort, at Kiawah Island Parkway.

Kiawah Island Planning Director John Taylor Jr. says its a goal of the town to improve infrastructure, and they’re excited to be improving the trails along Beachwalker Drive. The trails were originally added in the 1980′s.

“It’s just a nature of the Kiawah community to utilize the bike paths. We do have frequent users of the leisure trails often,” Taylor said. “At least residents, property owners, guests, folks getting out on bikes and walking dogs, I think that’s really sort of built in to being one with nature, so Kiawah’s identity.”

The island has organized a community input form for the public to give their input on the changes they’d like to see come to this area. They say the form closes Tuesday at noon.

Taylor says public input is open to any resident or guest of the island, as well as anyone who lives in the area and uses the path. He says they’ve received concerns regarding the suggested concepts as well as new ideas or suggestions folks would like to see.

Kiawah Island has worked with an engineering contractor to create some concepts of what Taylor says they would like to see improved. He says the most likely change will be widening the pathways along Beachwalker Drive to make them all the same size width.

During an analysis with an engineer, Taylor says they found some areas were too narrow for multiple bikers or walkers to travel at one time.

In some areas, Taylor says they noticed tree roots growing onto the trails and in other areas they saw a need for pedestrian cross walks and signals.

A summary of the survey comments will be presented at the July 8 Community Planning Workshop.

That will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kiawah Island Municipal Center Council Chambers and anyone in the community is invited to attend.

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