We are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma as it makes its way through the Atlantic. We still don't know what if any impact the hurricane will have on the Lowcountry. In preparation, Beaufort County, weather and emergency management officials at the local, state, and federal levels are all closely monitoring the storm. Gov. Henry McMaster declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday afternoon and stressed the need for citizens to prepare.

As we follow the path of Hurricane Irma, the next few days will help determine the impact it may have on the coast. You may want to prepare your homes and businesses for the possibility of evacuation. Below are resources you can use to stay informed.


Weather Updates 
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service

Local Agencies 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Facebook: BeaufortCoSo
Twitter: @BCSOTraffic
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
Facebook: SCEMD
Twitter: @SCEMD

Town of Hilton Head Island
Facebook: TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC
Twitter: @HHI Emergency

Town of Bluffton
Facebook: TownofBluffton
Twitter: @TownofBluffton

Preparedness Guides & Checklists
Evacuation Zones & Maps
SCEMD: Know Your Zone
SCDOT: Evacuation Routes
2017 Hurricane Guide 
South Carolina Hurricane Guide

Business Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Hurricane Re-Entry Hotline: 1-800-963-5023


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