Hurricane

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To obtain current information on storm, storm damage, road conditions, and re-entry instructions, you may call or go to the Websites listed below:

RE-ENTRY HOTLINE: (800) 963-5023 *if you live in a gated community, please note that your POA/HOA may not be open for re-entry even if the county or town is open
Beaufort County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline: 1-800-963-5023
SC DOT Traffic Info: 1-888-877-9151
Receive alerts from Local Agencies:  Text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in
National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office: www.bcso.net
South Carolina Emergency Management Division: www.scemd.org
Town of Hilton Head: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov
Town of Bluffton: www.townofbluffton.sc.gov

Dear Owners,

If it comes to a point of evacuation, you have to keep in mind that there could be several states that could be evacuating at once.  PLEASE be sure to have a strategy in place in the event that a mandatory evacuation is issued and plan to be gone for at least 3 to 5 days minimum.

If an evacuation is mandated, please do not plan to re-enter Beaufort County without calling their Re-Entry number first.  The Beaufort County re-entry phone number is (800) 963-5023. This line will be active during and post storm.  THIS IS THE BEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION FROM BEAUFORT COUNTY FOR RE-ENTRY ONLY.  During Hurricane Matthew, there were 144 identified sources giving out Matthew information, most of which was erroneous.

Keep in mind, “The reason we leave Beaufort County is because of the water.  We Run from the Water, We Hide from the Wind.  WE ARE CALLED THE LOW COUNTRY FOR A REASON,” says Lieutenant Colonel Neil Baxley.

If there is a forced evacuation, we at High Tide will also have to evacuate and will only be able to pick up messages infrequently.  Please be assured that, once we are all allowed back, we will work with vendors to assess and repair any damage to the property.  If repairs are needed, we ask that you be patient – after a storm there can be a lot of damage to repair and repair people are extremely busy.

Attached are some helpful tips to prepare for events and below, the first three links are crucial to stay properly informed.

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

  • RE-ENTRY HOTLINE:  (800) 963-5023 For a storm, there is pre-storm, during the storm and after the storm.  This number is for during and after…not now.
  • National Hurricane Center:  www.nhc.noaa.gov  On the right side, you’ll see a box Warning/Cone Static Images.  Click on it.  Select the Forecast Track line to the On position.  Now you can view the track..Note at the bottom, how fast the storm is moving and the wind speed.
  • This next link was shared with me by BELFOR.  https://www.ventusky.com/ This link is like the NHC on steroids.  Type in your zip code and then the arrow.  At the bottom left, you’ll see you can “change the date”.  Select Sunday.  Along the bottom there is a time bar.  Select 2PM.  The map will show a forecast of Sunday at 2PM.  On the right side, select “wind speed”.  This will be added information to the “you are here” spot.  You can also select “wind gust”.  Next, change the date from Sunday to Monday. This sight is a real eye opener…
  • To receive current  and CORRECT info, sign up for Nixle.  http://www.nixle.com/ You will receive information and alerts straight from Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.  Type in your zip code and then go.  Fill in your name, password, e-mail address, phone number for texting…takes 60 seconds.   Terrific site to get connected to.
  • Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office:  www.bcso.net
  • South Carolina Emergency Management Division:  www.scemd.org
  • Town of Hilton Head:  www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov
  • Town of Bluffton:  www.townofbluffton.sc.gov

We will be sure to provide up to date information as we receive it.

Again, please heed all warnings and advice for this type of event and stay safe.

Your Property Manager and Support Team at High Tide Associates

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