Hilton Head Island Residents, Please EVACUATE. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Hilton Head and Jenkins Island. The nearest shelter is Bluffton High School and will be open on Sunday at 9a.m. Once you evacuate, you will not be allowed to return until the evacuation order has been lifted. The re-entry hotline: 1-800-963-5023.
Beaufort County is under hurricane watch, to include a storm surge watch. This means hurricane conditions, with possible sustained hurricane strength winds, and life threatening storm surge inundation (4'-6') are possible within the next 48 hours.
The Hilton Head Hospital was closed today at 4 p.m. Unsafe weather conditions and damage will limit or prohibit public safety official's ability to respond to emergency calls during and after the storm. The weather conditions and flooding are extremely unpredictable. Please follow the evacuation orders.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office will be broadcasting a Hurricane Irma press conference at 6:30pm today. CLICK HERE to view this broadcasting.
To see the details of the Hurricane Watch and Storm Surge Watch from the National Weather Service, please CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to view the update from the Town of Hilton Head Island, Mayor Bennett.
CLICK HERE to view the update from the Hilton Head Emergency Operations Center.