Hurricane Evacuation Routes and Shelters
The Evacuation Route for the City of Georgetown is U.S. Highway 521 West through Andrews toward Manning, South Carolina.
In case of an emergency, you should pack and leave whenever you are advised to do so. These advisories and evacuations are for your family’s saftey and protection. Do not forget to secure your property before you leave. Turn off gas, electricity, and water. Remember to take along important papers and medications.
Local Shelters will open as an emergency arises. Decide where you will be going and have an alternative plan if you cannot get to your destination. Remember to take care of pets as they are not allowed in shelters. Shelters in Georgetown are limited, so plan to visit with family or friends inland if you can. For listings of shelters in your area during an emergency, tune into local television and radio stations or call 1-843-545-3900.
A Family Emergency Plan is a great idea in preparation of a disaster such as a flood or hurricane. It is helpful to know that your family has a plan for extreme circumstances because families can best cope with a disaster by working as a team.
For Supplies, make a list and shop early. Here are some suggested items:
- Matches & candles
- Full tank of gas in your car
- Radio & batteries
- Bottled water
- Non perishable foods & can opener
- Tape and plywood for windows
- First aid kit
- Cash & credit cards
- Toys or games for children
For more information on Home Safety from the Georgetown City Fire Department, click here.
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