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In South Carolina ONLY the Governor has the authority to order an evacuation. Once an evacuation order has been issued, it can be enforced as law.

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Evacuation Routes:

When evacuating, always take a road map with you! Be aware that law enforcement and the South Carolina National Guard may be posted along evacuation routes to assist you. If you deviate from the primary evacuation route, you may experience delays and you may be rerouted back to the primary route.

North Myrtle Beach and northward:

Evacuees north of Briarcliffe Acres will take SC 9 north to I-95 and beyond.

Briarcliffe Acres south to Myrtle Beach 10th Avenue North:

Evacuees in Briarcliffe Acres south to 10th Avenue North will take SC 22 (Conway Bypass) to US 501 to Marion. In Marion, take US 76 to Florence to access I-95 southbound or stay on US 501 to SC 38 to access I-95 northbound.

Myrtle Beach from 10th Avenue North south to the Myrtle Beach International Airport:

Evacuees from the Myrtle Beach area south of 10th Avenue north and north of the Myrtle Beach International Airport will take US 501 to Conway. Then, take US 378 to Columbia or continue on US 501 to Marion. In Marion, take US 76 to Florence to access I-95 southbound or stay on US 501 to SC 38 to access I-95 northbound.

Myrtle Beach International Airport southward through Surfside Beach:

Evacuees from the Myrtle Beach International Airport south through Surfside Beach will take SC 544 to US 501 to Conway. Then, take US 378 to Columbia or continue on US 501 to Marion. In Marion, take US 76 to Florence to access I-95 southbound or stay on US 501 to SC 38 to access I-95 northbound.

Garden City Beach south to Winyah Bay:

Evacuees from Garden City Beach south to Winyah Bay will take US 17 south through Georgetown. Then, take US 521 to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia. Alternatively, take US 17 south to US 701 in Georgetown to SC 51 to US 378 at Kingsburg.

Interactive Evacuation Map

Lane Reversal

When an evacuation order is issued, lane reversal may be instituted for two sections of US Highway 501 from SC 544 to SC 378 and US 501 from SC 22 to the US 501/576 split in Marion. Once you get into a lane reversal pattern, you will not be able to get back out.

Never enter a lane reversal pattern unless directed by law enforcement!

EMD - Important Phone Numbers

Important Phone Numbers

Horry County EMD
(843) 915-5150
American Red Cross (shelters)
(843) 477-0020
SCDOT
(888) 877-9151
Traffic & Road Conditions
Only activated when needed & Spanish interpreters available.
Re-entry Information
(866) 246-0133
This phone line is manned in Columbia and provides information on evacuation, shelters, damage assessments and re-entry. The number is activated once an evacuation is ordered.
SCDHEC
(843) 915-8804
Special Medical Needs Shelters

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