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Know Your Zone is a public education campaign to inform the citizens and visitors of Horry County of the new hurricane evacuation zones and their vulnerability to storm surge.

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What is Know Your Zone?

Know Your Zone is a public education campaign to inform the citizens and visitors of Horry County of the new hurricane evacuation zones and their vulnerability to storm surge. The Know Your Zone campaign was developed as a result of the information contained in the South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study (HES) for the Northern Conglomerate that was released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012. The campaign also reflects the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) decision to separate the association of storm surge inundation from the category of storm.

Hurricane Evacuation Zone Information

About Zone A

Evacuation areas for ZONE A include:

  • All areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Hwy)
  • All areas east of U.S. 17 Bypass
Also includes all flood prone areas along the Waccamaw River and the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.
About Zone B

Evacuation areas for ZONE B include:

  • Areas South of Highway 707 and Longwood Drive
  • Longwood Plantation (Blackmoor) to the Waccamaw River
  • Residents/Businesses in Zone A
Also includes all flood prone areas along the Waccamaw River and the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.
About Zone C

Evacuation areas for ZONE C include:

  • Areas between Hwy 701 and Hwy 544
  • South of Brown's Chapel Avenue and Hwy 814
  • All areas east of Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to Hwy 90
  • Residents/Businesses in Zone A and Zone B
Also includes all flood prone areas along Waccamaw River and Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.
Are you prepared for a hurricane? Find out with the Horry County Hurricane Guide. More Information
Know your zone with the interactive KYZ map. More Information
The printer friendly KYZ map. More Information

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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