Travel & Weather Information: Tropical Storm Michael

Travel & Weather Advisory Information
7:30 PM EDT, October 11, 2018

Notice to those traveling to the Southeastern region of the United States:

We understand you may have questions about your travel to, from or through our area. There is currently a Tropical Storm Warning in place for the Southeastern coastline from Georgia to North Carolina, but no travel advisories are issued for travel to Hilton Head Island, Bluffton or the surrounding Lowcountry. 

We encourage our visitors to check with their accommodations, airlines or other travel partners regarding any impact to travel plans from the storm. Please refer to official sources such as NOAA or storm-related information.

Monitor the storm and weather from official sources such as NOAA here:

Feel free to monitor road conditions via the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as they are available. Official updates can be obtained from

*All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Helpful Links

Weather Updates 
National Hurricane Center -

National Weather Service

Local Agencies 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Facebook: BeaufortCoSo
Twitter: @BCSOTraffic

Beaufort County Schools
Facebook: beaufortcountyschools

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
Business Reentry Form
Facebook: SCEMD
Twitter: @SCEMD

Town of Hilton Head Island
Facebook: TownofHiltonHeadIslandSC
Twitter: @HHI Emergency

Town of Bluffton
Facebook: TownofBluffton
Twitter: @TownofBluffton

Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Hurricane Re-Entry Hotline: 1-800-963-5023
* 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.

Preparedness Guides & Checklists
Evacuation Zones & Maps
SCEMD: Know Your Zone
SCDOT: Evacuation Routes

2018 Hurricane Guide 

South Carolina Hurricane Guide

Business Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Preparedness Guide

Local News
The Island Packet 
The Bluffton Today

Radio Stations

  • Bob: 106.9
  • Rock: 106.1
  • The Island: 93.5 FM / 1130 AM
  • ETV Radio: 89.9 FM 
  • GPB Radio: 91.1 FM 
  • The River: 98.7 FM 
  • Rewind: 107.9 FM 
  • SC 103.1 FM
  • The Surf: 104.9 
  • G100.1
  • Hank FM: 98.3
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