Town of Bluffton prepares for Florence, increasing officer presence


    The mandatory evacuation was lifted for Beaufort and Jasper counties, but the Town of Bluffton is still taking extra precautions.

    The Bluffton Police Department said they have extra officers out in the field on Tuesday to ensure the safety of shopping areas, businesses and neighborhoods.

    Keep in mind that many activities and meetings in Bluffton have been cancelled.

    Bluffton Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. is canceled.

    Town of Bluffton offices are closed Wednesday. A decision on when Town offices will reopen will be made after further evaluation of storm forecasts and other local factors.

    Officials said Waste Management will begin collecting trash Wednesday on a one-day delay. This means, Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday. Wednesday routes will be collected Thursday, etc. If recyclables are not picked up at the same time as trash, please keep the recyclables on the curb an extra day.

    The Town of Bluffton Beach/River Sweep scheduled for Saturday is canceled.

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