Emergency Alerts & Natural Disasters

August 30, 2019 @ 1044: 
The Sheriff's Office continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian and will keep you updated over Labor Day weekend.

Hurricane Dorian


In this morning's conference call with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, officials from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division and county emergency management divisions throughout South Carolina continued to discuss coordination and possible impacts of Hurricane Dorian. The National Weather Service provided a briefing during the call and indicated heavy rains, coastal flooding and rough surf are possible in Beaufort County toward the middle of next week.

According to the National Weather Service, as of 8:00 this morning, Hurricane Dorian was located 230 east-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour, and had maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. 

The Sheriff's Office will continue to keep you updated on developments with Hurricane Dorian over Labor Day weekend and as necessary.    


Visit the National Hurricane Center Website


Until our next update, Beaufort County residents and guests are encouraged to monitor Hurricane Dorian through the National Hurricane Center:  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#dorian  

 

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 Spread Through 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.


Have a Personal Plan 


Ahead of Hurricane Dorian and future storms, we encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to review their personal plans. For information on developing a personal plan, please download the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management mobile app: https://www.bcso.net/mobile-app

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community. 

 
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August 29, 2019 @ 1839: 
Sheriff's Office Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Our next update will be tomorrow.

Hurricane Dorian

According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 5:00 p.m. today (Thursday), Hurricane Dorian was located 330 miles east of the southeastern Bahamas, was moving northwest at 13 miles per hour, and had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour.  

Tomorrow morning (Friday), the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division will continue the discussion on possible impacts of Hurricane Dorian in a conference call with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and emergency management officials from other South Carolina counties. Following tomorrow's conference call, we will provide an update on Hurricane Dorian and its possible impacts on Beaufort County.  

 

Visit the National Hurricane Center Website

 

Until our next update tomorrow, Beaufort County residents and guests who would like more information on Hurricane Dorian are encouraged to visit the National Hurricane Center website:  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#dorian  
 
 
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 Spread Through 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.

Have a Personal Plan 

Ahead of Hurricane Dorian and future storms, we encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to review their personal plans. For information on developing a personal plan, please download the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management mobile app: https://www.bcso.net/mobile-app

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community. 

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August 29, 2019 @ 1030: 
Sheriff's Office Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian. We will keep you updated.

Hurricane Dorian


This morning, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division—as well as county emergency managers throughout the State—participated in the third conference call with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division regarding potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian. In addition to Emergency Management personnel, present during the call were Sheriff P.J. Tanner, Beaufort County Administrator Ashley Jacobs and Beaufort County School District Superintendent Frank Rodriquez,

During the conference call, an update from the National Weather Service (NWS) was provided. According to the NWS, Hurricane Dorian's forward speed has slowed and its intensity—category one storm with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour—has increased. it is still too early to tell the degree of impact Hurricane Dorian might have on our area, but heavy rains, winds, as well as flooding of coastal and low-lying areas of Beaufort County—especially during high tides—are possible as the storm moves closer to the Southeast coast.

We appreciate your patience. Hurricane Dorian's path—as well as its potential impacts—will become more clear by tomorrow and, certainly, over the next few days. We will keep you informed on developments.   


Where to Stay Up-To-Date
 

The Sheriff's Office will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and keep you updated when information becomes available through NIXLE and the following sites: 

 

Avoid Misinformation Spread Through 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.


Have a Personal Plan 


Ahead of Hurricane Dorian and future storms, we encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to review their personal plans. For information on developing a personal plan, please download the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management mobile app: https://www.bcso.net/mobile-app


National Hurricane Center


Please visit the National Hurricane Center to follow developments on Hurricane Dorian: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov#dorian

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community. 

 
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August 28, 2019 @ 1630: 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is monitoring Hurricane Dorian. We will keep you updated.

Hurricane Dorian


This afternoon, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division participated in the second conference call with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division regarding potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian on Beaufort County. As was the case during yesterday's conference call, and in addition to discussing coordination, a briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) was included. According to the NWS, it is still too early to tell the degree of impact Hurricane Dorian might have on our area, but heavy rains, as well as flooding of coastal and low-lying areas of Beaufort County—especially during high tides—are possible as the storm moves closer to the Southeast coast. 


Where to Stay Up-To-Date
 

The Sheriff's Office will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and keep you updated when information becomes available through NIXLE and the following sites: 

 

Avoid Misinformation Spread Through 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.


Have a Personal Plan 


Ahead of Hurricane Dorian and future storms, we encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to review their personal plans. For information on developing a personal plan, please download the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management mobile app: https://www.bcso.net/mobile-app


National Hurricane Center


Please visit the National Hurricane Center to follow developments on Hurricane Dorian: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov#dorian

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community. 

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August 27, 2019 @ 1805: 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is monitoring Tropical Storm Dorian. We will keep you updated.

Tropical Storm Dorian


This afternoon, Sheriff P.J. Tanner and members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division participated in the first conference call with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division regarding potential impacts of Tropical Storm Dorian on Beaufort County. Along with a discussion on coordination, a briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) was included in the conference call. According to the NWS, and as of today, it is still too early to tell what impacts the storm may have on coastal Beaufort County. 


Where to Stay Up-To-Date
 

The Sheriff's Office will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Dorian and keep you updated when information becomes available through NIXLE and the following sites: 

 

Avoid Misinformation Spread Through 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.


Have a Personal Plan 


Ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian and future storms, we encourage Beaufort County residents and guests to review their personal plans. For information on developing a personal plan, please download the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management mobile app: https://www.bcso.net/mobile-app.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office appreciates your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community. 

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