Evacuation Routes: North (Little River - Georgetown) | Central (Edisto Island - McClellanville) | South (Bluffton - Beaufort)

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Northern Evacuation Routes

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. South Carolina’s coastline is vulnerable to hurricane activity. Whenever a hurricane threatens our coast, you may plan to leave voluntarily or you may be ordered to do so. Blue hurricane evacuation signs are posted along roads to guide you inland to safety. Although accidents or traffic conditions could cause detours, the designated routes are highlighted on this map.
  • North Myrtle Beach and northward: [MAP] Evacuees from Briarcliff Acres and northward will take SC 9 north to I-95 and beyond.
  • Briarcliff Acres south to Myrtle Beach 10th Avenue North: Evacuees from Briarcliff Acres south to 10th Avenue North will take SC 22 (Conway Bypass) to US 501 to Marion. In Marion, they may then take US 76 to Florence to access I-95 southbound or they may stay on US 501 to SC 38 to access I-95 northbound.
  • Myrtle Beach, from 10th Avenue North south to the Myrtle Beach Airport: [MAP] Evacuees from the Myrtle Beach area south of 10th Avenue North and north of the Myrtle Beach Airport will take US 501 to Conway.

    They may then take US 378 to Columbia or continue on US 501 to Marion. In Marion, they may then take US 76 to Florence to access I-95 southbound or they may stay on US 501 to SC 38 to access I-95 northbound.

  • Myrtle Beach Airport southward through Surfside Beach: [MAP] Evacuees from the Myrtle Beach area from the Myrtle Beach Airport southward through Surfside Beach will take SC 544 to US 501 to Conway.

    They may then take US 378 to Columbia or continue on US 501 to Marion. In Marion, they may then take US 76 to Florence to access I-95 southbound or they may stay on US 501 to SC 38 to access I-95 northbound.

  • Garden City Beach south to Winyah Bay: [MAP] Evacuees from Garden City Beach southward to Winyah Bay will take US 17 south through Georgetown.  They will then take US 521 to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.

    Alternatively, they may take US 17 south to US 701 in Georgetown to SC 51 to US 378 at Kingsburg.

South Carolina law enforcement officers and Army National Guard will be posted along these routes to assist you. Motorists who deviate from the primary evacuation routes may experience delays.

Do not forget to secure your property before you leave. Remember to take along important papers and medications. If you plan to stay in an American Red Cross shelter, remember that pets are not allowed. Now is the time to get ready.

If an evacuation order is issued and you are unsure as to what route to use, you may call the Public Information Phone System at 1-866-246-0133. Volunteers are available 24 hours a day during emergency situations to provide evacuation and shelter information. For up-to-date traffic information during an evacuation, tune in to your local public radio station: WHMC, 90.1 FM.

Motorists should be on the lookout for electronic message boards along the evacuation routes and should follow any instructions displayed. These boards may direct motorists to tune in to a local AM radio station to hear route-specific traffic information and other special emergency-related messages.









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