Hurricane Matthew Affecting Bluffton Hilton Head And Surrounding Areas

Dated: 10/04/2016

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Hurricane Matthew  has Beaufort and Jasper county running for cover. All Beaufort County Schools have been canceled as well as schools in Jasper County. Governor Nikki Haley has officially launched a state of emergency in South caroling along the coastlines. The evacuation is to start at 3:00pm on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 3:00pm. Many residents have already started to line up at gas stations with long lines in route to leave the area.

Here are a few tips for preparing for Hurricane Matthew

  • Leave low lying areas. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
  • Be sure to protect all your windows with plywood boards, or storm shutters.
  • Secure outside objects like patio and lawn furniture as well as any yard decor.
  • Plan accordingly and have plenty of fuel and water.
  • Also don’t get caught without power and nothing to eat.. Get  several days supply of food and water for each family member.
  • If  and when called to evacuate, do so immediately. Again Don’t wait until it's too late.
  • Gather all important documents Birth Certificates, social security cards and insurance documents.
  • Pay close attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.


Get a copy of the evacuation route for

While leaving the area stay calm and drive safe.

Carletha Frazier Singleton
SC Real Estate Broker
eXp Realty Hilton Head

Photo courtesy SC DOT 

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