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. Shelters will be opened at a specified time. Which shelters open and when will be determined 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.

Zone A Shelters

Shelter Address Capacity  
Aynor Middle School 400 Frye Road Galivants Ferry, SC 29544 1026 Map
Conway High School 2301 Church Street Conway, SC 29526 1278 Map
Loris High School 301 Loris Lions Road Loris, SC 29569 1163 Map
North Myrtle Beach High School 3750 Sea Mountain Hwy, Little River, SC 29566 778  
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 1-800-578-2031. Preregistration for special medical needs shelters is required.

Bus Routes and Shelters

For questions about bus routes and help with transportation to the Red Cross shelters, contact Coast RTA or visit: www.ridecoastrta.com/routes-and-schedules/evacuation-information.aspx

EMD - Important Phone Numbers

Important Phone Numbers

Horry County EMD
(843) 915-5150
American Red Cross (shelters)
(843) 477-0020
(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.