Resources for Beaufort County
Residents and Guests


Where to Stay Up-To-Date


The Sheriff's Office will keep you updated on Hurricane Dorian through NIXLE and the following sites:


Avoid Misinformation on Social Media


In the event of a public safety emergency or natural disaster, please look to federal, state, county and municipal government officials, as well as trusted print, radio and television media for information and instruction. We urge you to avoid information spread through social media, unless it comes from one of the trusted sources.

Visit the National Hurricane Center

Beaufort County residents and guests are encouraged to monitor the National Hurricane Center:



If a shelter is opened for Beaufort County residents and guests during an weather event, Information will be provided here. 

Those who require a special medical needs shelter are asked to contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) hotline at 855-472-3432 for assistance.


Public Transportation

If you require transportation to shelters, please call the Palmetto Breeze evacuation hotline at 843-757-5782 to make those arrangements.


Hurricane Evacuation Routes

Beaufort County residents and guests can enter their address to determine what route they should be taking here:

For the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) evacuation routes map:


Price Gouging

Anyone who feels they have been the victim of price-gouging can do the following:

  • Note the time, place, address, and name of the gas station

  • Write down the price you paid

  • Note any prices nearby and get the same information on those stations

  • Take pictures that identify the station and price

  • Provide your name and contact information

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office will need that information in order to conduct a thorough investigation. Please email any examples or documentation to or call 803-737-3953 and leave a message if you have witnessed a likely violation.

Radio Coverage

Local radio stations will broadcast information for the Sheriff's Office in an emergency.   

DBC Radio Group

Bluffton, SC :

WHHW 93.5 FM/1130 AM (Classics/Oldies)

Savannah, GA: 

WGCO 98.3 FM (Top 40)

WRWN 107.9 FM (Classic Hits)

WUBB 106.9 FM (Country)

WFXH 106.1 FM (Active Rock)

WXYY 100.1 FM (Classic Hip Hop)

Lowcountry Radio Group

WOEZ 93.7 FM (Adult Contemporary)

WVSC 99.1 FM / 106.5 FM (Oldies)

WVSC 103.1 FM (Adult Contemporary)

WLHH 104.9 FM (Classic Hits)

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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


Phone: 843-255-3200

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