Bridges During Hurricanes

In the event of an approaching hurricane, the South Carolina Department of Transportation will shut down the operation of swinging bridges and draw bridges for all marine (boat) traffic when:

  • Sustained winds reach 25 mph.

  • A mandatory evacuation is ordered.



Make plans NOW on HOW you are going to relocate your boat. You may not have time when a storm is approaching.



Later may be TOO LATE!



  • Coast Guard Channel 16

  • NOAA Weather Radio

  • and Your Local TV or Radio Station

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


Phone: 843-255-3200

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