Northern Evacuation Routes
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. South Carolinas 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.
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
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.