Evacuation Shelters  Evacuation Shelters

There are seven hurricane evacuation shelters which will open as soon as possible after an evacuation order is given.


American Red Cross

If you live in an evacuation zone, remember that an American Red Cross (public) hurricane evacuation shelter should be considered as a place of last resort to ride out a hurricane. Public shelters are ideal for people who have no other place to go in an emergency. American Red Cross shelters may be crowded, do not accept pets and are not designed for comfort.

Evacuation Shelters

The operation of emergency shelters is a massive undertaking, utilizing a regional planning concept. In the event that a tropical storm or hurricane approaches Horry County, Baseline Sheltering Operations, listed below, will be implemented.

Baseline Sheltering Operations
During Baseline Sheltering Operations, Horry County Schools will be prepared to handle approximately 13,416 people requesting public shelter. During Baseline Sheltering Operations, the following shelters will be opened at a specified time. This specified time normally will be in conjunction with the start of the coastal evacuation.

These shelters will open within four (4) hours of the Governor issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Order.

Shelter Address Capacity
Aynor Elementary School 516 Jordanville Road Aynor, SC 29511 413 Map
Aynor High School 201 Jordanville Road Aynor, SC 29511 627 Map
Aynor Middle School 400 Frye Road Galivants Ferry, SC 29544 1026 Map
Blackwater Middle School 900 East Cox Ferry Road Conway, SC 29526 825 Map
Conway High School 2301 Church Street Conway, SC 29526 1278 Map
Green Sea Floyds Elementary School 5000 Tulip Grove Road Green Sea, SC 29545 526 Map
Green Sea Floyds High & Middle 4990 Tulip Grove Road Green Sea, SC 29545 665 Map
Loris Elementary School 901 Hwy. 9 Business East Loris, SC 29569 464 Map
Loris High School 301 Loris Lions Road Loris, SC 29569 1163 Map
Loris Middle School 5209 Hwy 66 Loris, SC 29569 1026 Map
North Myrtle Beach High School 3750 Sea Mountian Hwy Little River, SC 778 Map
Palmetto Bay Elementary School 8900 Hwy 544 Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 479 Map
Pee Dee Elementary School 6555 Highway 134 Conway, SC 29527 533 Map
Whittemore Park Middle School 1808 Rhue Street Conway, SC 29527 847 Map

Citizens should stay tuned to local media or visit the American Red Cross (Horry County Chapter) website for the latest shelter information.

Special Medical Needs Shelters

If you or a loved one has a special medical needs, you should contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) regarding their Special Medical Needs Shelter at 843-915-8804. Preregistration for special medical needs shelters is required.

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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