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Know Your Zone Indicator Signs

 

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Emergency Management Department will enhance its Know Your Zone campaign initiative by adding evacuation zone signs throughout respective areas of the County.

The signs will be added to existing Horry County street signs in evacuation zone areas, located within unincorporated areas of Horry County.

The signs indicate evacuation zones A, B and C by color with red representing Zone A, the color yellow representing Zone B and the color orange representing Zone C. The indicators measure approximately 9 inches by 9 inches.

The multi-year project will involve distribution of the evacuation zone signs in phases. The first phase will focus on transition sections between evacuation zone areas.

Following Hurricane Matthew, Horry County residents requested clarification of evacuation zone areas. The fixed signage will indicate evacuation zone areas for citizens who reside and work in the respective sections.

Evacuation Zone A: All areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Highway), up to U.S. 17 intersection and all areas east of U.S. 17 to the Northern county line.

Evacuation Zone B: All areas south of Highway 707 and Longwood Drive, including all areas in Longwood Plantation (Blackmoor) to the Waccamaw River and all areas between Highway 17 and Highway 17 Business.

Evacuation Zone C: All areas between Highway 701 and Highway 544, south of Browns Chapel Avenue and Highway 814, plus all areas east of Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to Highway 90 and all areas east of Highway 90 to the county line.

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

For information on evacuation, reentry, storm preparation and more, visit Horry County Emergency Management online.

For more information on the Know Your Zone campaign initiative, click HERE.

 

 



Know Your Zone Hurricane Town Hall Meetings

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Emergency Management will host town hall meetings on the Know Your Zone hurricane campaign, which educates the public on hurricane evacuation zones and hurricane preparedness.

August 10

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach

 

August 18

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center, 2250 Hwy 179, Little River

 

September 15

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Horry County South Strand Recreation, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach

 

Horry County Emergency Management is holding the community meetings so that Horry County residents will know if they live in a hurricane evacuation zone and what to do when asked to leave.  Residents can visit Horry County Emergency Management at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/EmergencyManagement.aspx to view the hurricane evacuation zone maps, learn how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and more.

For more information, please contact Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150.



KNOW YOUR ZONE HURRICANE TOWN HALL MEETING

Conway, South Carolina–Horry County Emergency Management will host several town hall meetings for the public on the Know Your Zone hurricane evacuation zones.

 

Bucksport Area – October 1 at 6:00 p.m. James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road, Conway 

There are three hurricane evacuation zones, which incorporates more land mass and requires additional people living in those areas to leave during certain hurricanes based on surge inundation instead of category of storm.  It will be important for every resident to know if they live in a hurricane evacuation zone and what to do when asked to leave. Residents can visit Horry County Emergency Management’s website to view the hurricane evacuation zone maps and related information on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. 

To Know Your Zone and to learn more about hurricane planning, please visit Horry County Emergency Management online or call 915-5150.



Know Your Zone Town Hall Meeting

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Emergency Management will host several town hall meetings for the public on the Know Your Zone hurricane evacuation zones.

Bucksport Area – September 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Bucksport Library, 7657 Highway 701 South, Conway

Carolina Forest Area – September 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

There are three hurricane evacuation zones, which incorporates more land mass and requires additional people living in those areas to leave during certain hurricanes based on surge inundation instead of category of storm.  It will be important for every resident to know if they live in a hurricane evacuation zone and what to do when asked to leave. Residents can visit the Horry County Emergency Management’s website at http://emd.horrycounty.org/ to view the hurricane evacuation zone maps and related information on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

To Know Your Zone and to learn more about hurricane planning, please visit Horry County Emergency Management at http://emd.horrycounty.org/ or call 915-5150.

 



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