What local agency leads during hurricane season?

Beaufort County Emergency Management, under the direction of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, is the lead agency for all of Beaufort County.  Its representatives decide re-entry routes and times. The Town of Bluffton follows the directives of Beaufort County Emergency Management during a hurricane or critical incident.  The Town of Bluffton activates its own Emergency Operations Center, within the Bluffton Police Department, and its representatives are available to assist you with information during a storm event.  

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1. Who has the authority to issue an evacuation order?
2. What local agency leads during hurricane season?
3. What if I need a shelter during a storm?
4. What if I need transportation to a shelter?
5. My neighborhood floods during major storms. What are ways to prevent flooding?
6. Why aren’t hurricane predictions more accurate?
7. What are the best sources of information during a storm?
8. What if I work in Georgia but live in Bluffton?
9. What if Beaufort County is being evacuated but the Savannah area is not?
10. Can I evacuate before an evacuation order?
11. What happens if I stay in town during a mandatory evacuation order?
12. What can I do to prepare for a storm?
13. What can my neighborhood or POA do to prepare for a hurricane?
14. How does the Town of Bluffton prepare for a hurricane?
15. How do local contractors prepare for a hurricane?