Hurricane Evacuation Routes and Shelters
Know Your Zone! For an Evacuation Zones map from SCEMD of the Georgetown area, CLICK HERE!
Evacuation Zone A – Areas East of Highway 17 to the Atlantic Ocean from the South Santee River and North to the Horry County line, including Sandy Island; areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road and Powell Road to the South Santee River; all low-lying areas along the Waccamaw River, Great Pee Dee River, Black River, and Sampit River South of Highway 521 (17A), including Maryville; and all mobile home residents in the county.
Evacuation Zone B – Areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road to Powell Road to the South Santee River; all areas on the Atlantic Ocean side of Powell Road to Alt. US 17 to Highway 521 to Brick Chimney Road to State Highway 51 to Black River Road ending at the Black River; all low-lying areas along the Waccamaw River, Great Pee Dee River, and Black River, and all areas East of them to the coast; and all mobile home residents in the County.
Evacuation Zone C – Areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road to Powell Road to the South Santee River; all areas on the Atlantic Ocean side of Powell Road to Alt. US 17 to Highway 521 to Sawmill Road to Indian Hut Road to Carvers Bay Road (State Highway S-22-4) to Plantation Hill Road (State Highway 261) to Old Pee Dee Road to the Northern County Line; and all mobile home residents in the County.
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 safety 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.
A Family Emergency Plan is a great idea in preparation for a disaster such as a flood or a 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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|Date:||October 28, 2014|