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Tuesday storm center: What Beaufort County needs to know about Hurricane Dorian

Beaufort County is preparing for possible effects related to the powerful and slow-moving Hurricane Dorian in the next few days.

A mandatory evacuation started at noon on Monday.

Below are links to questions and answers about the storm and preparations for it.

If you have a Hurricane Dorian-related question or information you think would be important or helpful to share with others, please email, comment on this story or direct message us on the Island Packet’s Facebook page or the Beaufort Gazette’s Facebook page.

We will post the answers to each question here and update this list.

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The latest

For the most recent Hurricane Dorian tracking map, visit

The latest Hurricane Dorian watches and warnings for Beaufort County

Map shows where storm surge could reach in Beaufort County

Will the Hilton Head bridges be closed?

Where can I get sandbags and what should I do with them?

Are lanes still reversed on U.S. 278 on Hilton Head Island?

Watch Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner’s Tuesday morning news conference

Basic needs

Which grocery stores are open?

Which restaurants are open?

Where can I fuel up my vehicle?

What If I need to see a doctor?

Are any hospitals open?

Will my water be shut off ahead of the storm?

Will electricity be cut off ahead of the storm?


Here’s a hurricane preparation checklist.

Here’s a list of important numbers to save on your phone.

What should I do with my pets?

When will Savannah’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge close?

Will mail be delivered while Beaufort County is under an evacuation order?

What did Gov. Henry McMaster say about evacuating?

How do I know if I live in an evacuation zone?

Airbnb offering free housing for evacuees.

Are shelters open and buses running in Beaufort and Jasper counties?

Current conditions

LIVE: Beaufort County traffic conditions

LIVE: South Carolina traffic conditions

LIVE: I-95 traffic conditions

LIVE: Watch the storm roll in on live web cams

Follow more of our reporting on Hurricane Dorian

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Lisa Wilson is a reporter for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette. The 25-year newsroom veteran has worked for papers in Louisiana and Mississippi and is happy to call the Lowcountry home.