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When a storm threatens the area, the city's Disaster Operations Center is activated.  The center's number is 843-918-1400, when in use.

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Corner Icon Evacuation routes have been identified for the Myrtle Beach area.  When a hurricane threatens, find the route for your area and keep the gas tank full.  If you live...

Blue Box  From Myrtle Beach International Airport south to Surfside Beach, use SC 544.

Blue Box  From Myrtle Beach International Airport north to Mr. Joe White Ave., use US 501.

Blue Box  From Mr. Joe White Ave. north to Briarcliffe Acres, use U. S. 22 (Veterans Highway). 

Blue Box  From Briarcliffe Acres north to Little River, use SC 9. 

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Hurricane Evacuation Shelters


For Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties


If a hurricane threatens Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, an evacuation may be ordered for everyone's safety.  Depending on the severity of the storm, the evacuation may be either voluntary or mandatory.  Details, including the area to be evacuated, will be announced, so follow news and weather reports closely.  Evacuation routes for the Myrtle Beach area are posted at left.  See the Hurricane Preparedness Plan for more information. 


Below is a list of emergency evacuation shelters in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, if you have no other place to go when a storm is approaching.  Some shelters will be opened for a voluntary evacuation, as indicated, while many others will be opened for a mandatory evacuation.  If you must go to a shelter, the Red Cross requests that you bring the following:

  • A patient and cooperative attitude

  • Lawn chairs or cots

  • Prescription medication

  • Flashlight, batteries, and headphones

  • Personal hygiene items

However, DO NOT bring these items to an emergency shelter:

  • A negative or demanding attitude

  • Coolers or candles

  • Alcoholic drinks, illegal drugs or weapons

  • Pets

Please be aware that smoking is NOT permitted in the shelters.




Aynor Elementary School

516 Jordanville Road

Aynor, SC 29511



Loris Elementary School

901 East Highway 9 Business

Loris, SC 29569



Loris High School

464 Loris Lions Road

Loris, SC 29569



Aynor High School

201 Jordanville, Road

Aynor, SC 29511



Green Sea Floyds Elementary School

5000 Tulip Grove Road

Green Sea, SC 29545



Pee Dee Elementary School

6555 Highway 134\

Conway, SC 29527



Green Sea Floyds High School

5265 Highway 9

Green Sea, SC 29545



Whittemore Park Middle School

1808 Rhue Street

Conway, SC 29527





Pleasant Hill Elementary School

127 Schoolhouse Drive

Hemingway, SC 29554



Andrews Elementary School

13072 County Line Road

Andrews, SC 29510





Hemingway High School

402 south Main Street

Hemingway, SC 29554



Kingstree Senior High West

616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Kingstree, SC 29556



Kingstree Senior High East

616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Kingstree, SC 29556



C.E. Murray High School

222 C.E. Murray Boulevard

Greeleyville, SC 29056



Kingstree Junior High School

616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Kingstree, SC 29556





These shelters are operated by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).  SMNS are designed as shelters of last resort.  They are for those who require special care that cannot be provided at a regular shelter, but who do not require hospitalization.  If at all possible, people with special medical needs should seek shelter with relatives, friends or at a hotel outside of the evacuation area.  For more information or for help in determining if a Special Medical Needs Shelter is right for you, call (843) 915-8804.


Important Numbers

  • Red Cross Chapter Headquarters  843-477-0020

  • Georgetown Service Center  843-546-5422

  • Emergency Preparedness Horry County  843-915-5150

  • Emergency Preparedness Georgetown County  843-545-3273

  • Emergency Preparedness Williamsburg County  843-354-9330

  • Coast RTA  843-488-0865


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P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
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