Shipyard News

Tropical Storm Isaias Alert

Good morning, everyone! The latest storm information from Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Tom Dunn, is attached. Chief Alexander suggests that all owners take heed of the pending storm conditions, stay tuned to local news outlets, try to stay indoors as much as possible and to secure any outdoor equipment to avoid property damage. As you may have already noticed, surf is very rough at the beach and the wind has already picked up in that area. The Shipyard Welcome Center will close at noon to provide personnel time to get to their homes safely before the storm’s projected arrival time of …

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Tropical Storm Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to impact Beaufort County starting tomorrow afternoon, Monday. Starting tomorrow afternoon, Monday, August 3, 2020, and throughout tomorrow night, Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to bring heavy rain, potentially damaging winds and flooding to Beaufort County. As of 2:00 p.m. today, Sunday, the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center is reporting Isaias to be located 370 miles south-southeast of Savannah, moving north-northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Updates from the National Hurricane Center can be accessed here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Due to the storm, Beaufort County is under a riptide warning and strong currents …

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Hurricane Isaias Alert

Hurricane Isaias Alert National Hurricane Center At 1100 AM, the center of Hurricane Isaias was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and Bahamas radar near latitude 24.7 North, longitude 77.9 West. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A general northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected for the next day or so, followed by a north-northwestward motion by late Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over northern Andros Island during the next few hours and move near or over Grand Bahama Island in the Northwestern …

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Weekly Owner Updates 7/17/20

Welcome Center Hours Welcome Center hours are currently Monday- Friday 8 am-1 pm and Saturday from 8 am-11 am. There are no office hours on Sundays at this time. If you need assistance after hours, please contact the security gate. Also, only TWO guests are allowed in the Welcome Center at a time. Only those receiving a service will be allowed inside, as we are trying to keep the traffic volume low. If you have any questions please call 843-785-3310, ext.1000. State Infrastructure Bank Approves $120 Million Grant for U.S. 278 Corridor Improvement Project The South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank …

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MASKS MANDATORY STARTING 7.1.20

MASKS MANDATORY STARTING TOMORROW On June 29, 2020,  Hilton Head Island Town Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 2020-14 requiring individuals to wear face coverings in commercial business establishments in the municipal limits of the Town of Hilton Head Island effective 11:59 pm on June 30, 2020. The ordinance says face coverings or masks are defined as “a cloth or other type of masking device that covers the nose and mouth, and remains in place without use of the wearer’s hands.” According to the ordinance, any person entering a commercial business establishment which includes but not limited to, grocery stores, restaurants, lobbies …

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Owner Updates for the Week of 6/22/20

Owner Updates for the Week of 6/22/20 As you may know, due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the area, management made some temporary operational changes. Please note the following: We just finished our first week of operating the Welcome Center as a mask zone. Thanks to all of you for complying. The temporary office hours are still 8am-1pm Monday through Friday, and 8am-11am on Saturdays until further notice. The office is still closed on Sundays. Please continue to conduct your business during our temporary hours, but please wear a mask for the protection of all Shipyard residents, employees, and guests. If you …

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Owner Updates for the Week of 6/15/20

Owner Updates for the Week of 6/15/20 Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Hilton Head Island area, the Welcome Center is now a mask zone. Temporary office hours are still 8am-1pm Monday through Friday, and 8am-11am on Saturdays. The office is closed on Sundays. Please feel free to conduct your business during these hours, but please wear a mask for the protection of all Shipyard residents, employees, and guests. If you need assistance outside of these hours, the dispatch/visitor’s lane is open daily from 8am to 4pm (up to 6pm or as needed on Saturdays). The inside of the Beach Club is …

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Owner Updates for the Week of 6/8/20

Owner Updates for the Week of 6/8/20 With the nicer weather and the influx of vacationers, the beach and pools are understandably in high demand. We realize why everyone is exciting about getting out to enjoy the sunshine with neighbors and friends, but your POA management team urges you to remain cognizant of potential dangers stemming from COVID-19. Infection rates have rapidly increased on the Island lately, so we hope that you will help us help you stay safe while enjoying the outdoors. In that regard, please be advised of the following: Please do not park in the Sonesta Resort’s …

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ALLIGATOR SAFETY IN SHIPYARD

ALLIGATOR SAFETY IN SHIPYARD Warm spring weather means alligators are more active and more visible. Rising temperatures increase an alligator’s metabolism, which means they begin seeking prey. Occasionally you’ll see them basking in the sun as they regulate their body temperature. Alligator mating season begins in early April and goes into June. All of this means that you may encounter an alligator when walking near the water, participating in recreational water activities, or if the alligator has been fed and become habituated to humans. While we do not wish to inspire fear, we do want to take this opportunity to remind our …

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An Update from Town Manager Steve Riley 5/20/2020

An Update from Town Manager Steve Riley 5/20/2020 View a Video Update from Town Manager Steve Riley at https://youtu.be/BZ29Y89pczM Congratulations Graduates! Congratulations to all of our high school seniors and college graduates on the Island and across the Lowcountry. I know graduation is a little different this year, but we are certainly still excited for you and all of your possibilities. We wish you the best with your future plans. Governor Henry McMaster Lifts Restrictions on Attractions Effective Friday, May 22 Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd. …

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