Official Information on Hurricane Florence

Tropical Depression Florence Update
11:00 AM EDT, Sept. 16, 2018

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – The safety of our visitors and residents remains the highest priority. Those with plans to travel to Hilton Head Island are advised to check in directly with their air carrier, hotel or vacation rental to confirm operations.  

Local businesses are either open, or will be opening soon. Please check with specific businesses should you have questions, and also see the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page for comments on this post whereby local businesses are noting their hours.

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 Additionally, the latest information will be posted on our website, and can also be accessed by following Hilton Head Island on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   


*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

2017 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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