Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department Advisory:
Hurricane Irma Update: Urging residents and guests to avoid driving, especially on bridges, conditions deteriorating.
Weather conditions have rapidly deteriorated as of this morning. We urge residents and guests to stay indoors and avoid driving, especially on bridges, as wind gusts have been reported at over 60 miles per hour in northern and southern Beaufort County. Thousands of power outages have also been reported, so far mostly in northern Beaufort County. Conditions are expected to get worse later this morning into late afternoon today. Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is closely monitoring the storm and we will keep you updated with developments. We appreciate your patience.
Hilton Head Fire and Rescue suspended operations as of 9a.m. this morning. FLASH FLOOD warning in effect as of 10:20a.m. this morning. If you did not evacuate, please stay inside.