Local emergency management officials and partners are keeping a watchful eye of Tropical Storm Erika but are hoping the storm will be downgraded over the coming days.
Barnwell County’s Emergency Management Director Roger Riley said, “I think this is a precaution. We will probably get a rain event.”
He said his office will continue to monitor. “It’s watch-and-see. We will definitely know more on Sunday.”
Current tracking by the National Hurricane Center has Ericka moving up the middle of Florida and downgrading as the storm moves northward.