Travel & Weather Information: Hurricane Dorian

Travel & Weather Advisory Information
3:30 PM EDT, September 5, 2019

The evacuation for coastal counties including all of Beaufort County ordered in Sunday's press conference has been lifted.

We are extremely grateful that Hurricane Dorian has moved past Hilton Head Island and that minimal damage was caused. Our thoughts are with the many communities affected by the storm.

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.

Updates we are aware of at this time include:

  • Savannah Hilton Head International Airport is taking flights as of today and returning to full schedule tomorrow.
  • Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) and hospital remain closed.
  • The bridges and causeway onto the Island are open.
  • Hotels (Full & Select) are working to reopen as soon as possible.
  • Homes & Villas need to be inspected and reopened, case-by-case.

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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