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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Saturday September 9th, 2017 :: 09:48 a.m. EDT


Hurricane Irma Update: Barrier Island Evacuation Shelter Updates

At last night's press conference Governor McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation order for the barrier islands in Beaufort County starting at 10:00 AM this morning, September 9, 2017. Beaufort County barrier islands under the mandatory evacuation order are Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, Harbour Island, Hunting Island and Fripp Island. As of 10:00 AM this morning road blocks will be in place and residents and guests will no longer be able to enter the affected barrier islands, until the evacuation order is lifted. 

The Red Cross will have a shelter open in Jasper County at 10:00 AM on SATURDAY morning for all evacuating citizens which is located at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School (250 Jaguar Trail, Ridgeland). 

Two shelters will be available within Beaufort County on SUNDAY at 9:00 AM. Those shelters will be: Bluffton High School located at 12 H. E. McCracken Drive in Bluffton and Battery Creek High School located at 1 Blue Dolphin Drive in Burton. 

Beaufort County residents and guests are encouraged to keep up-to-date with the storm through the National Weather Service Charleston
Sheriff's Office Emergency Management continues to closely monitor Hurricane Irma and additional information will be released later this morning. Thank you for your patience.


Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
2001 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 843-255-3200

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