Will evacuations be lifted for specific areas as warranted or be lifted for all areas at the same time?

Lifted evacuations will be a local decision, according to South Carolina Emergency Management Division. South Carolina residents don’t need to wait for word from Gov. Nikki Haley to come home.

Folks who have evacuated are urged to wait for local officials to say it’s clear to return home, but wouldn’t face any legal repercussions for returning before the evacuation order is officially lifted, a SCEMD spokesperson said on Friday afternoon.

To find out when it will be safe to return home, go here or call the Hilton Head Island/Beaufort County Re-Entry hotline at 1-800-963-5023 for more information.

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