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.