After Irma: Important info for Beaufort County residents

Below is a list of important information and links for Beaufort County following Hurricane Irma. For additional information from BCSO Emergency Management, visit here.

Curfew:

Under the governor’s evacuation order, the curfew for Barrier Islands is over and will not be extended. Beaufort County residents and guests are welcome back.

Stay up-to-date:

To sign up for alerts from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office & other public safety agencies in your area, visit here.


Make-up days:

Two instructional days missed during Hurricane Irma have been rescheduled for Saturday, November 18 and Saturday, December 9.

South Carolina state law requires a minimum number of instructional days or hours, depending on the grade levels of students.

Beaufort County Schools District’s revised calendar is available here.


Debris Management Sites:

Last week, Beaufort County opened three Debris Management Sites to accept Class 1 and 2 debris, as well as white goods debris. The sites are located at Daufuskie Island, Ihly Farms, and Pinckney Point. Commercial vehicles should not use the debris sites. A fourth site is available at Barnwell Resources located at 490 Brickyard Point South on Lady’s Island. Their operating hours at Barnwell are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Additional information can be obtained by clicking here or by calling the Solid Waste and Recycling Office of the Beaufort County Public Works Department for more information at 843-255-2736.


Storm clean-up:

Dates scheduled to allow the burning of yard waste due to Hurricane Irma on Hilton Head Island

Dates have been scheduled to allow the burning of yard waste due to Hurricane Irma. The dates will be Saturday 9/16/2017, Saturday 9/23/2017 and Saturday 9/30/2017.

Please be advised the rules of the Town’s burning ordinance still apply:

  • You must have a Town issued burn permit on site.
  • Burning of yard waste is for one and two family dwellings for debris originating on-site.
  • No burning of yard waste on commercial properties is permitted.
  • No burning of construction debris or household goods/trash. Citations will be issued.
  • Your permit must be registered each day by calling 843-682-5125.
  • The burn line is updated each day. Burning will only be allowed if the weather permits.
  • Burning of yard waste is only permitted from Sunrise to Sunset.
  • Debris piled in public right-of-way cannot be burned.
  • Responsible persons must be on-site at all times with an extinguishing method.
  • The pile size of 3 foot in diameter and 2 foot in height must be maintained, and the 25 foot distance away from structures must be maintained.
  • Fires must be extinguished at sunset.
  • All rules will be enforced.
  • The fire department will be inspecting the burns.
  • Upon request, the fire department will inspect an area to help the property owner comply with the rules prior to conducting burning.

The Town & County will not be providing curbside pickup of Hurricane Irma storm debris.

Beaufort County is opening two Debris Management Sites to accept Class 1 and 2 debris, as well as white goods debris:

  • Pinckney Point – 651 Pinckney Colony Road in Bluffton
  • Ihly Farms – 66 Ihly Farm Road in Beaufort

All Beaufort County Convenience Centers are scheduled to open Wednesday, September 13, operating from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Normal operating will resume on Thursday.

The county will not provide curbside pickup of Irma storm debris. Residents can drop-off Class 1 and 2 debris, as well as white goods debris

  • Ihly Farms – 66 Ihly Farm Road in Beaufort
  • Pinckney Point – 651 Pinckney Colony Road in Bluffton

For more information visit here.


Info on Debris Disposal and Outdoor Burning:

Following closures due to Hurricane Irma, all Beaufort County Convenience Centers are now operating on their normal schedules. The County will not provide curbside pickup of Hurricane Irma storm debris.

Beaufort County is opening three Debris Management Sites to accept Class 1 and 2 debris, as well as white goods debris. The sites are located at Daufuskie Island, Ihly Farms, and Pinckney Point. Commercial vehicles should not use the debris sites. Details regarding disposal requirements are available here.

Residents in unincorporated areas should be mindful of Beaufort County’s burn ordinance, which outlines rules for burning on residential properties:

  • Outdoor burning of leaves, tree branches, yard trimmings, and other vegetative matter must be located no less than 75 feet away from any structure or road.
  • The burning must occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • The burning should be fully extinguished by 3 p.m. and shall not be allowed to smoke beyond that time.
  • The burning shall be attended by a competent person from the time the fire is kindled until all embers of the fire have been extinguished; and the person shall have a garden hose connected to a constant water supply, or other fire extinguishing equipment readily available for use, in amounts that can prevent the spread of any open burning beyond the allowable area.
  • Proper notification should be given to the State Forester by calling 1-800-895-7062.

The full ordinance with additional information regarding burning is available here.

Additional information can be obtained by clicking here or by calling the Solid Waste and Recycling Office of the Beaufort County Public Works Department for more information at 843-255-2736.


Building Repair for City of Beaufort
If you had wind or water damage to structures on your property, please report this to the City Building Codes Office at mmcteer@cityofbeaufort.org or (843) 379-7051 so that our inspectors can assist you in assessing the extent of the damage your property might have received.

Please be reminded that permits are needed to repair any damage caused by the storm. Contractors assisting with repairs must have a City of Beaufort business license. As was done after the last hurricane, the City will waive any fees for permits to repair storm-related damage; however, the property must be on our damage assessment list to be eligible for the fee waiver. If an inspector has not already visited your property, please contact the Building Codes Office at mmcteer@cityofbeaufort.org or (843) 379-7051 to arrange for a damage assessment.


Other:

  • Beaufort Municipal Court is canceling its court session for September 12. Cases will be rescheduled.

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