Important Phone Numbers

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 now.

MCAS Beaufort & MCRD Parris Island Hurricane Hotline:
P: 800-343-0639

NHB Hurricane Hotline:
P: 888-321-0742

Beaufort County Hurricane Hotline:
P: 800-963-5023, Opt. 7

American Red Cross Military Emergency Communications:
P: 877-272-7337 (24/7)

Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society:
P: MCAS Beaufort:
MCRD Parris Island:
South Carolina Hurricane Information

Evacuation Routes

Evacuees will use the two present northbound lanes on US 21. These lanes will turn onto US 17 South to I-95 at Exit 33 (Point South) where the left lane will go to I-95 South and the right lane to I-95 North.

Under certain conditions, a third northbound lane will be formed by reversing flow on the inside southbound lane of US 21 at SC 280. This lane will carry the traffic from SC 280. Also, as conditions warrant, US 21 may be converted into four lanes northbound from SC 280.

All evacuation routes will end at US 17, Gardens Corner. Motorists will be given instructions through signs and highway advisory radio.

Evacuation Checklist

  • At least 1 gallon of water per person, per day for 3-7 days
  • 3-7 days of non-perishable food including food for infants or the elderly and snacks
  • Basic essentials such as:
    • A non-electric can opener
    • Paper plates and plastic utensils
    • Blankets and pillows
    • Toiletries and hygiene items
    • Clothing
  • A first aid kit and any prescribed medication
  • A flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Battery operated radio
  • Cash (in small bills) in case banks and ATMs are not open or available
  • Cell phone with charger, inverter or solar charger
  • Toys, books, and games for children
  • Important documents stored in a waterproof container or watertight, resealable plastic bag such as:
    • Insurance documents
    • Medical records
    • Bank account numbers
    • Social Security card
  • Tools
  • Pet care items including proper identification, food and water, a carrier, and leash

Before you evacuate:

  • Fill vehicle fuel tanks
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off gas and electricity
  • Secure outdoor objects
  • Board windows
  • Safe guard personal gear
Hurricane Categories

Category 1: Minimal Damage
Winds: 74-95 mph, Surge 4 to 5 ft.

Category 2: Moderate Damage
Winds: 96-110 mph, Surge 6 to 8 ft.

Category 3: Extensive Damage
Winds: 111-130 mph, Surge 9 to 12 ft.

Category 4: Extreme Damage
Winds: 131-155 mph, Surge 13 to 18 ft.

Category 5: Catastrophic Damage
Winds: More than 155 mph, Surge: More than 18 ft.