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Polk County updates residents on Irma Tropical Storm

Polk County issued a statement late Monday, Sept. 11 saying a high wind warning remains in effect for Polk County until 2 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, there were no power outages reported in the Polk County/Landrum area, but several in South Carolina, particularly close to Georgia, according to Duke Energy.

Polk County officials said the National Weather Service advised that the strongest winds will be from 4-9 p.m. Monday.

Sustained winds are predicted to be between 25-35 mph in Polk County, with gusts up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain amounts are predicted to be between 2-4 inches in the area and a flash flood watch remains in effect for the area, according to Polk County.

There is a remote chance for an isolated tornado in the area, according to Polk County’s update, issued around 3:30 p.m. Monday.