Update from The Town of Hilton Head Island

At this time a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. Unsafe weather conditions may limit public safety official’s ability to respond to emergency calls in mandatory evacuation areas during the storm

. Windmill Harbour and Jenkins Island are included in the evacuation of the Island.

 Once you have evacuated Hilton Head Island you will not be allowed to return until the evacuation order has been lifted

. Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has ordered a curfew from 7 pm – 7 am. Tolls for the Cross Island are open and the toll fees have been lifted during the evacuation.

 Red Cross opened a shelter in Jasper County on September 9th for all evacuating citizens. The shelter is located at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School 250 Jaguar Trail, Ridgeland SC 29936

. Red Cross opened two additional shelters today Sept. 10th at 9 am, they are located at Bluffton High School, 12 H.E. McCrackan Dr. in Bluffton and Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Dr. Burton SC.

 The Palmetto Breeze evacuation pick up points will be operational today, as long as weather permits:o 151 Gumtree Rd. (in front of the Boys and Girls Club)o 173 Marshland Rd. (in front of the Sea Island Chapel)o 450 Spanish Wells Rd. (in front of Grace Community Church)o 430 William Hilton Parkway (in front of Pineland Station)o 24 Pope Ave. (in front of Holy Family Catholic Church)o 663 William Hilton Parkway (in front of Hilton Head Resort)o 95 Mathews Drive (Bi-Lo Grocery in Port Royal Plaza)

 Hilton Head Hospital has closed and will reopen when the conditions of the weather will allow.For additional information contact Hilton Head Island EOC Public Information desk at 843-682-5171

 These watches and warnings are in effect for Beaufort County:o Tropical Storm Warningo Hurricane Watcho Flash Flood Watch The three Public Service Districts (water) on Hilton Head Island and Palmetto Electric Co-op, will not be turning off the utilities prior to the storm.

 The Town of Hilton Head Island offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday September 11th

Emergency Personnel will continue to respond to 911 Emergency Calls until weather conditions are determined to be unsafe

.• The Beaufort County School system has announced they will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, September 11th and 12th. All Beaufort County Schools plan on re-opening Wednesday, September 13th. Hilton Head Island Schools may not re-open on Wednesday, September 13th, if any of the schools experience storm-related issues.

• Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has ordered a curfew from 7 pm to 7 am.

• Tips for staying at home during a Hurricane:• Stay alert for storm advisories – local TV, Radio, Social Media, and Weather Channel.• Keep a disaster supply kit readily available.• Have enough food and water for several days.• Protect valuable documents.• Make you home more disaster resistant.• Do not use candles or open flames as a light source.• Work with your neighbors and check on the elderly that might be near you.• Gather your family into a room with no windows.• Following the storm, watch out for live downed power lines and flooded roads.

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