Published September 5, 2019 at 3pm
The Governor lifted the evacuation order for Beaufort County effective at 3pm today. Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann is in agreement that residents and guests may return to Hilton Head Island at that time. Full Town of Hilton Head Fire and Rescue Services are now operational.
The Bridges to Hilton Head Island are open with traffic moving freely in both directions. As of now, the 10pm curfew for tonight (Thursday) until 6am Friday morning is still in effect. Most businesses, grocery stores, and restaurants remain closed as of Thursday afternoon.
Palmetto Dunes is open for residents tor return. There appears to be very little damage in the resort, mostly vegetative debris and very little standing water. We ask that owners and guest be cautious of loose debris scattered along the roadways and pathways.
Following an initial inspection of the Town, they have determined there is not enough damage to warrant a full Town-wide damage assessment of all Town structures. If you believe you have any structural storm damage related to Hurricane Dorian, please notify the Town at 843-341-4757 to request an inspection of your structure.
In Palmetto Dunes
- Power has been restored and all utilities appear to be operating.
- The Front Gate is currently staffed and we are working to get the other gates staffed tomorrow.
- Palmetto Dunes Security and Pass operations will resume normal hours tomorrow (Friday.)
- The Administration office will have limited staffing on Friday and resume normal hours on Monday.
- The lagoon will slowly be brought back to normal levels.
- Fires and Rescue Station #6 is operational.
- All Palmetto Dunes Resort operations remain closed today.