Hurricane evacuations and other severe weather events can be unsettling. That’s why it important to go straight to the source for severe weather updates.Read More
In the event of an enforced evacuation, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office — along with local municipalities — will issue re-entry passes to qualified individuals per the Sheriff’s Office’s Incident Emergency Response and Re-Entry Pass System.Read More
The Atlantic hurricane seasons is six months long, from june 1st-Nov. 30th.
It’s important to be prepared well before a tropical storm or hurricane occurs. Please read over this information on how to prepare for a hurricane evacuation.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Storm Center web page will offer real-time updates. For more information on storm information you can trust, click here.
The National Hurricane Center issues a watch 48 hours in advance of anticipated onset of storm surge, tropical storm or hurricanes. When a watch is issued, prepare your home and review your plan for evacuation in case a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning is issued. Listen closely to instructions from local officials.
The National Hurricane Center issues a warning 36 hours in advance of predicted onset. This means conditions are expected. During this time, finish storm preparations and immediately leave the threatened area if directed by local officials.
Have a plan for where you will stay, such as with family or friends or at a hotel or at a shelter.
Beaufort County only offers shelters during tropical storms. If a storm is projected to make landfall at a Category 1 or above, no shelters will be open in Beaufort County.
Evacuation transportation assistance is available through Palmetto Breeze. They recommend being prepared by registering for transportation assistance early. Click here for more information.
If you feel that you have been the victim of price-gouging, here are some steps you can take. Contact the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office at [email protected] or 803-737-3953 if you have witnessed a violation. The S.C. Attorney General’s Office will need this information to conduct a thorough investigation.