Be Prepared!  

Read about Hurricanes, the U.S. "Watch & Warning" system, and know what you'll have to do in an emergency.  You can get all the details -- easy to read and understand -- at www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/publicsafety.  But here are some key pieces of info for our local clients, volunteers, donors and neighbors in the greater Hilton Head community.

1. Listen for alerts:  on the radio, WJWJ 89.9FM, part of the ETV network covering Beaufort/Hilton Head.
2. Program these important numbers into your cell phone:
    American Red Cross:     1-866-438-4636
    Dept. of Transportation (for traffic info):     511
    Hispanic Outreach of South Carolina:     1-803-419-5112
    Public Information Phone System (activated only when needed):     1-866-246-0133
3. Follow Evacuation Instructions:  
 if you have a vehicle,
    To get off Hilton Head Island, follow either U.S. 278 (William Hilton Parkway) or the Cross Island Parkway
    toll road.  Where the two roads merge, a 3rd lane will be formed using the inside eastbound lane of U.S.
    278 to carry the traffic from the toll road.  Once you have crossed the bridges over the Intercoastal Water-
    way, traffic will use the normal three westbound lanes of U.S. 278 and continue on that road, or to !-95, or
    SC 170.

if you don't have your own reliable transportation, 
    Evacuation shuttle pick-up points are:
          – 151 Gumtree Road (in front of the Boys & Girls Club)
          – 173 Marshland Road (in front of the Sea Island Chapel)
          – 430 William Hilton Parkway (in front of Pineland Station)
          – 450 Spanish Wells Road (in front of Grace Community Church)
          – 24 Pope Avenue (in front of Holy Family Catholic Church)
          – 663 William Hilton Parkway (in front of Hilton Head Resort)

if you're going to a shelter by bus,
     1.  You must have photo identification.
     2.  No furniture, alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons.
     3.  You cannot take pets.
     4.  Only one bag or suitcase per person.
     5.  Bring all medications and medical supplies.
     6.  Bring special baby supplies if needed.
     7.  Bring food and money for at least 3 days.

NOTE:  There will be no emergency responders to aid you during a storm and the Hospital will be closed.