5AM Update -Tracking Michael: Storm approaching Augusta area sooner than expected
As of 5:15 AM, the Richland County Emergency Service Department says that Michael is approaching the Augusta area, three hours earlier than expected.
The center of Michael is expected to reach Richland County between 8 am and 9 am.
Officials warn that conditions may worsen prior to Michael's arrival over the next few hours as wind gusts in Richland County are approximately 41 miles per hour with anywhere between 0.5 inches -2.5 inches of rain.
View the map of what to expected in terms of rain, wind gusts, flash flooding and tornadoes below.
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