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When will Savannah and Beaufort County-area airports close ahead of Hurricane Dorian?

Both the Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island and the Hilton Head Island Airport closed at noon on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s expected impact on the Carolinas.

The Hilton Head Island Airport will reopen Friday at 6 a.m., according to Beaufort County’s Facebook page.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia is still open, according to its website, though it tweeted that several flights have been cancelled and more will likely be cancelled Thursday.

“For specific flight status, the airline will always be your best source for information,” the airport’s website reads.

Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport will stay open unless flooding or debris forces it to close, airport manager Richard Dean said.

Dean said the Jasper County airport does not handle commercial flights but could accept military helicopters surveying the damage or private pilots coming into town after the storm.

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Rachel Jones covers education for the Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has worked for the Daily Tar Heel and Charlotte Observer. Rachel grew up in Ayden, NC, surrounded by teachers.
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