Town of Bluffton, South Carolina

"A State of Mind" Established 1825

Hurricane / Storm Information

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st until November 30th.

While hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property, tropical storms and depressions can also be devastating.  Floods from heavy rains and severe weather, such as tornados, can cause extensive damage and loss of life.  

2013 Hurricane Season Predictions

According to Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), an above-average hurricane season is predicted for 2013.  TSR predicts the Atlantic basin will see 15.4 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), including 7.7 hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), and 3.4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or higher; winds of 111 mph or higher) in 2013.

The best way to protect your family and property from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan.  We all need to be prepared to take actions to lessen a storm's impact.  Make plans now!

2013 South Carolina Hurricane Guide

National Hurricane Center


20 Bridge Street, Bluffton, SC 29910 | Phone: (843)-706-4500 | Fax: (843)-757-6720
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.