On Thursday, Sept. 5, Gov. Henry McMaster lifted evacuation orders for residents in Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties. Clemson University employees in those counties should refer to their respective county government office on the SCEMD website or their supervisor’s guidance on when to report back to work.

Clemson University classes and all university sponsored activities in the Charleston area have been cancelled since Monday due to Hurricane Dorian. Further information about classes resuming will be provided in future communications. All University facilities in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry counties remain closed as well.

As the storm progresses, the governor will lift evacuation orders in coordination with local law enforcement and emergency management officials.

Returning residents are encouraged to exercise patience and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways or detours back to evacuated areas. While weather conditions have improved in these counties, be cautious of fallen trees, downed power lines and standing water in or around roadways. Limited power outages continue to affect the area as well.