With the worst of the storm past, there are reports of damage throughout Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, the majority of which is damage from rising water. For the most part, water and sewer service seem to be intact but there are still several areas that do not have power. Palmetto Electric is also concerned that the high tide this evening around midnight could re-flood certain areas and inundate transformers again.
This evening, our first response team visited as many properties as we could and will be visiting more tomorrow to assess the damage. It has come to our attention that the evacuation order may be lifted tomorrow morning, but with the worst of the storm only diminishing late today, obviously no one has had time to secure the properties or do any clean up prior to re-entry. As was the case with hurricane Matthew, if you decide to return, please understand that there are still hazards and you are doing so at your own risk. Once our entire team has returned from evacuation and we are able to continue our assessments of the properties, your community manger will be reporting their findings to your Board of Directors.
Please travel safe if you are returning from evacuation and please be careful as you re-enter your community.
To view the latest update from Mayor Bennett, please click here.
For an update specific to Sea Pines please click here.
RE-ENTRY HOTLINE: (800) 963-5023 *if you live in a gated community, please note that your POA/HOA may not be open for re-entry even if the county or town is open
National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov
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National Weather Service: www.weather.gov
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office: www.bcso.net
South Carolina Emergency Management Division: www.scemd.org
Town of Hilton Head: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov
Town of Bluffton: www.townofbluffton.sc.gov
We will be sure to provide up to date information as we receive it.
Please be safe.