Hurricane Irma Update: Evacuation Order Lifted for Beaufort County’s Barrier Islands
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster lifted a mandatory evacuation order this morning for the following barrier islands in Beaufort County – Daufuskie Island, Fripp Island, Harbour Island, Hilton Head Island, and Hunting Island.
There is damage to the causeway/roadway on the north end of the Harbour Island bridge, which will result in temporary restricted access to Harbour, Hunting, and Fripp Islands. A roadblock is in place while South Carolina Department of Transportation officials inspect and repair the damage. Only those with Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division issued reentry passes and residents with identification indicating they do live on Harbour, Hunting and Fripp Islands will be allowed entry.
View Governor McMaster’s Hurricane Irma press conferences here.