What if I need a shelter during a storm?

There are NO shelters available in Beaufort County during a hurricane. Beaufort County, also known as the Lowcountry, is comprised of low-lying land surrounded by marshes, rivers and other bodies of water. There are no shelters in Beaufort County due to its flat land and being flood prone. The Red Cross has opened some shelters in Jasper County during storm events. Please call the local Red Cross for further information.  Shelter information, when available, will be included in the town’s updates to social media.

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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?