Release Date: October 11, 2016
Joheida Fister , Fire Rescue Public Information Officer, 843-682-5171
Effective at 3:00 p.m. today, the public will be granted access to begin re-entry to Hilton Head Island.
Planned Unit Developments (PUD's) may restrict access to certain areas of their developments due to significant damage and safety concerns. The Town would like to encourage residents who live in PUD's to check each individual development's website for specific re-entry instructions and for possible access restricted areas.
For residents and property owners returning to the Island at 3:00 p.m. today, please understand you may experience difficulty accessing your home, receiving utility services, and obtaining basic supplies.
Due to the lack of water services in many areas of the Island, outdoor burning of yard debris is prohibited until further notice. A debris management plan will be announced in the near future.
The Hilton Head Island Airport will be open for general and commercial aviation at 3 p.m.
Please see advisories from the following communities. We will update our channels as we learn more.
For Sea Pines, according to CSA officials, please be advised of the following: "For the safety of our property owners access restrictions have been established for the Sea Pines Community effective Tuesday October 11th, 2016 at 3:00 PM.
Please know that these restrictions are in effect to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of the Property Owners of Sea Pines as many conditions within the community are still not safe."
For Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort - Due to the severity of the damage and the safety concerns for their residents and workers, access to the Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort (133 Arrow Road) will be restricted until further notice.