Hilton Head approves post-disaster plans

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Town Council this week unanimously approved plans to help the island get back on its feet after a hurricane or other natural disaster.

Residents will be able to live in "travel-ready" trailers on their property for at least six months if a storm destroys their home. The time can be extended at the town's discretion.

The provision will apply to all areas of the island, including inside gated communities, many of which have covenants forbidding trailers, according to town attorney Gregg Alford.

Demolished businesses can be operated out of tents or other temporary facilities on the businesses' properties following a storm.