Helpful information for hurricane season


Let’s hope for an uneventful October, the end of hurricane season — though this list of emergency information sources is something to keep year-round: 


Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office or

Town of Hilton Head Island or

Town of Bluffton or


South Carolina Division of Emergency Management or | 803-737-8500 

Federal Emergency Management Agency or | 800-621-3362 

National Hurricane Center or

NASA Hurricane Resources

Dominion Energy | Downed/sparking lines: 1-888-333-4465 Gas leaks: 1-800-815-0083 

S.C. Office of Attorney General
To report price gouging at gas stations, email pricegouging@scag. gov or call 803-737-3953. 


Beaufort County Emergency Management:
This free mobile app from the Sheriff’s Office will help you prepare and plan for how to respond to a disaster in your area. It includes alerts, an evacuation map and a list of contact information and locations for various services. 

NOAA Weather Radar:
View animated weather radar images and hyperlocal storm patterns. Free for iPhone and iPad. 

Hurricane by American Red Cross:
The free app for iPhone and Android helps you stay up to date with NOAA alerts and offers a way to let friends and family know you are OK. It also has a flashlight, strobe and alarm. There is a second free app with first-aid advice for situations ranging from anaphylactic shock to heart attacks. To download both apps, go to mobile-apps/hurricane-app. 

The Weather Channel:
The go-to source for all things weather-related offers free apps for iPhone/iPad and Android.