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.
National Hurricane Center
|National Weather Service
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
|South Carolina Emergency Management Division
|Town of Hilton Head Island
Twitter: @HHI Emergency
|Town of Bluffton
|Preparedness Guides & Checklists
Evacuation Zones & Maps
SCEMD: Know Your Zone
SCDOT: Evacuation Routes
2017 Hurricane Guide
South Carolina Hurricane Guide
Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Hurricane Re-Entry Hotline: 1-800-963-5023