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Media Release

Re-entry to Hilton Head Island

Release Date: October 11, 2016

Contact Information:
Joheida Fister email icon , 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.

  • To enter Sea Pines beginning at 3:00 PM today Oct 11th, 2016: You must have your Sea Pines property owner ID Card, show a driver's license with a Sea Pines address and or be in a vehicle with an approved Sea Pines property owner decal.
  • The Ocean Gate is currently closed until further notice; you must access Sea Pines through the Greenwood Gate Only.
  • You are asked to go straight to your property. Do not explore the community as conditions are not safe.
  • Road restrictions and closures will be in place for the safety of our property owners.
  • The debris recycling facility in Sea Pines is closed until further notice, you or your contractor may not bring debris to this location at this time.
  • Property owners must keep their landscaping storm debris on their property or remove it from Sea Pines. Dumping in neighborhood debris locations is not permitted at this time if you are caught moving debris from your property to any other location in Sea Pines you will be cited. We hope to update this restriction soon. 
  • Parking in Sea Pines: There is no parking on roadways; you cannot block roadways at any time as emergency vehicles and debris removal services must have access. At this time, there is not road frontage parking in many areas of the Sea Pines community.
  • At this time, we urge you not to come into Sea Pines. If you have alternatives of any kind please utilize those.

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.

For further information, please continue to monitor the Town’s website at hiltonheadislandsc.gov and Facebook page.