Hurricane

Take a look inside Hilton Head’s emergency operations command center

Dan Martinez, an information technology officer with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, rests in a hallway of USCB’s Gateway Campus Center at about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2016.
Dan Martinez, an information technology officer with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, rests in a hallway of USCB’s Gateway Campus Center at about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2016. rlurye@islandpacket.com

Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue is stationed at University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Gateway campus in Bluffton for Hurricane Matthew, with plans to head back toward the island Saturday morning or midday to scout out damage.

At 1 a.m., the eye of the storm remained about an hour from Beaufort County.

The emergency operations command center, or EOC, was quiet, with most personnel resting up for their response efforts.

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In all, there are 600 people sheltered and stationed at USCB’s Gateway campus, including much of the Bluffton Township Fire District’s force.

Here’s a look inside Campus Center, where two Island Packet reporters are embedded for the duration of the storm.

To follow Rebecca Lurye throughout Saturday morning, visit https://www.facebook.com/rjlurye/.

Rebecca Lurye: 843-706-8155, @IPBG_Rebecca

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