County Council Briefing – January 9, 2017

The attached presentation was provided to the County Council at their regular meeting on January 9, 2017. briefing-01092017-to-cc  

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Disaster Debris Removal from Private Rights-of-Ways, Final Pass Underway for Most of County

The third and final pass for debris removal in Beaufort County began today. The final pass is expected to be complete by the end of February In areas of the County where the County’s contractor has not yet completed the second pass, CERES will continue to collect debris and will return later for a third and final pass. Any remaining hurricane-generated debris should be placed […]

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Hilton Head Island Disaster Recovery Center is Closing

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Hilton Head Island will close permanently Tuesday, December 20 at 5 p.m. The Hilton Head Island DRC is located at 1 Town Center Court. Residents can still receive assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline at 800-621-3362. The line is open every day 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. until further notice. Multilingual operators are available. For […]

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State Gets $1.1 Million for Counseling Hurricane Survivors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, Dec. 16) — The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has been awarded a grant of more than $1.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for crisis counseling for survivors of Hurricane Matthew. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. The FEMA-funded Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) allows SCDMH to hire and train people locally […]

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Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors Offers Hurricane Relief Funds to Qualifying Residents

The Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS, in partnership with the National Association of REALTORS, is offering relief assistance to Hurricane Matthew victims in Beaufort County through the REALTOR Relief Fund. The REALTOR Relief Fund will provide mortgage or rent relief of up to $1,000 to qualified individuals. Assistance is available to qualified applicants toward one of the following: 1. Monthly mortgage expense for the […]

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Hilton Head Disaster Recovery Center to Close

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, Dec. 16) – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hilton Head at 1 Town Center Court will close permanently Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. Survivors of Hurricane Matthew can still get help with just a phone call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or video relay services) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). The line is open every […]

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Recovery Status Briefing to County Council – November 28, 2016

The following presentation was delivered at the November 28, 2016 County Council Caucus meeting at 5pm.   briefing-11282016

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Recovery Status Briefing to County Council – November 14, 2016

The following presentation was delivered at the November 14, 2016 County Council Caucus meeting at 5pm. briefing-11142016-without-screen-shots

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Outside Foundation Broad Creek Clean-up – Volunteers needed

Come help clean up trash at Broad Creek on Sunday, Nov 20th, 11 am to 3 pm at the Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island.    The Outside Foundation will take reservations for kayak rentals free of charge.  Available kayaks are limited in number.  Call 843-686-6996.  Sponsors by Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District, Beaufort County Public Works, Publix, Outside Foundation, Whole Foods, Kroger.  outsidefoundation.org

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Town of Hilton Head Disaster Debris Operations Update 11/4/16

The following was copied directly from the Town of Hilton Head’s Press Release:   Effective Sunday November 6, 2016, Crowder Gulf Company, the Town of Hilton Head Island contractor for disaster debris removal operations, will be picking up disaster debris daily from 7:00 a.m. to dusk from Town, County and State Road Right-of-Ways. Operations will include the gated communities that have previously been approved: Hilton […]

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