Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Evacuation Order for 8 Barrier Islands Previously Evacuated

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster announced that all evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of the 8 barrier islands previously evacuated, effective Tuesday at 9:15 AM, and that local officials are now responsible for permitting access to each of the islands.

Beaufort County: Hilton Head and Daufuskie islands are currently open for re-entry. Local officials will restrict access to Hunting, Harbor and Fripp Islands.

Colleton County: Due to current conditions and damage in Edisto Beach, local officials will restrict access and will announce the re-entry plan at a noon press conference today.

Jasper County: Tulifinny and Knowles islands are open for re-entry.