County To Initiate Damage Assessment Stemming from Hurricane Irma Starting September 13

BC General Announcement -091217 – County Initiates Damage Assessment Stemming from Hurricane Irma

Starting tomorrow at 8 a.m., Beaufort County will initiate an inspection and damage assessment of conditions stemming from Hurricane Irma, with teams working countywide. Led by the County’s offices of the Assessor and Building Codes, the County is working in conjunction with the City of Beaufort, and the towns of Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Port Royal.
County and municipal employees will be performing a quick assessment and inventory of damage to all structures and improvements for FEMA declaration and overall damage assessments. These teams will be traveling in Beaufort County vehicles (marked with the County logo), in teams of two, or in municipal vehicles. They will be wearing reflective vests, making preliminary exterior inspections of any damaged structures and general value of loss/damage, including structural and water damage from flooding. The County anticipates that this initial process will be completed by the end of this week.