Severe Weather Threat Tuesday, January 9: The Forecast & How to Prepare

January 9 – 8 p.m. Update

As of 8 p.m., local meteorologists say the severe weather threat has dissipated for our area.

Lakewood Camping Resort did not experience any known damages due to the severe weather on Tuesday.

Our team will be out early Wednesday morning to clean up any debris left behind from the storm.

Guests who have any needs for their campsites may request assistance by submitting a Report an Issue form on the Lakewood Camping Resort App.

All offices & operations will resume normal operations tomorrow, including the Front Desk, which will open at 8 a.m.

January 9 – 2:15 p.m. Update

Lakewood Camping Resort is closely monitoring the threat of severe weather on Tuesday, January 9th. We will continue to post updates below as we have new information on operations & potential impacts.

Local meteorologists say the weather threat includes:

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for our area through 2:45 p.m. by the National Weather Service. Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms, so remain alert.

A TORNADO WATCH is also in place for the Grand Strand through 6 p.m.

Remember, bathhouses are available for those who feel unsafe in their campers.

Please monitor local media outlets for additional weather updates.

January 9 – 10 a.m. Update

Source: National Weather Service Wilmington

Our area is now under a HIGH WIND WARNING as a severe weather system begins to move through the Grand Strand. Meteorologists anticipate strong & damaging winds throughout the after noon and evening hours Tuesday.

Storm fuel could also increase the threat of tornadoes.

The worst of the weather is expected to arrive between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The storms will continue throughout the evening. Local forecasts predict the worst of the weather will be out of our area by 8 p.m.

Scattered power outages are likely due to the high winds. In case of a widespread outage, Lakewood Camping Resort will depend on our provider, Santee Cooper, to get everything back on line.

A HIGH WIND WARNING is now in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown Counties where wind...

Source: WMBF News First Alert Weather


Due to the threat of tornadoes, we want to remind guests that if a TORNADO WATCH OR WARNING is issued, we do have places available to serve as shelters. The highest risk for tornadoes will come between about 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The following bathhouses will be unlocked beginning at NOON:

(Bathhouses 2, 4, & 7 will remain locked due to construction)

The Main Lobby may also be unlocked by Lakewood Security for guests. If you wish to use the lobby, please contact Security at 843-447-7333.

Coastal flooding is still included in the list of risks for the storm, however WMBF News meteorologists do not believe it will be as severe as the flooding we experienced with the December storm.

Only minor coastal flooding is expected along with large and dangerous breaking waves.

Source: WMBF News First Alert Weather

Now is the time to make sure you have a local news app downloaded to your phone. Additionally, make sure your alerts are turned ON. This will keep you informed if a TORNADO WATCH or TORNADO WARNING is issued.

January 8 – 4:30 p.m. Update

Lakewood Camping Resort continues to monitor the threat of severe weather for Tuesday.

Among the impacts is the potential for flooding along low lying areas, due to high surf & heavy rain. The north end of the resort, from the 6600 row north, is the most at risk for flooding. Guests staying in Block 1 in this area should pay close attention to water levels. If you have questions about your site, please contact the Front Office at 843-447-7328. If the office is closed, you can contact Lakewood Security at 843-447-7333.

We would also like to take this time to remind guests that it is never safe to drive through standing water. Please keep in mind that when flooding occurs, wakes from your vehicles may cause further damage to home or other structures. Rental golf cars should also never be driven through puddles or flooded areas.

Additionally, the National Weather Service upgraded the HIGH WIND WATCH from this morning to a HIGH WIND WARNING for our area. Gusts of 55 to 60 mph are likely from early afternoon through late evening Tuesday.

Source: WMBF News First Alert Weather


All activities for tomorrow are cancelled. Please see the updated list of our hours of operation below.

January 8 – 2:00 p.m. Update

For the safety of our team, we have made the following adjustments to operations for Tuesday, January 9th:

January 8 – 9 a.m. Update

Source: WPDE Weather Authority

Timeline of threat:

Tuesday will start with some scattered showers, according to local weather reports. The main line of storms will move into our area during the late afternoon and early evening.

Source: WMBF News First Alert Weather

A tornado watch is likely to be issued for our area tomorrow, according to local meteorologists. Due to this threat, bathhouses currently locked up for the winter that aren’t undergoing maintenance will be unlocked at noon on Tuesday. If you feel unsafe in your camper, you are welcome to use these buildings for shelter.

The bathhouses that will be unlocked include:

(Bathhouses 2, 4, & 7 will remain locked due to construction)

The Front Lobby may also be open upon by Security upon request. If you feel unsafe and would like to use the lobby, guests should contact Lakewood Security at 843-447-7333.

Source: WMBF News First Alert Weather

Damaging winds and straight- line winds will be the main threats. A High Wind Watch is already out for the entire Grand Strand as of 8:40 a.m. Monday. The worst of the wind is said to arrive during the afternoon and evening hours Tuesday with gusts from 45 – 55 mph.

Source: WMBF News First Alert Weather

Rain will become heavy during the afternoon and evening hours. About 1 to 3 inches is expected.

How To Prepare:

Lakewood Camping Resort is using Monday to prepare for the storm as well. You will see our team out removing barricades, umbrellas & other objects. Our grounds team is also working to clear any outstanding debris. We encourage all guests to do the same around their campsites & units.

Lakewood Camping Resort will continue to monitor the forecast & make adjustments to operations as needed. We will communicate any changes to operations here on the Lakewood blog, on social media & through the Lakewood Camping Resort App.

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