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KNOW YOUR ZONE!

One of the hardest decisions to make when a hurricane approaches is whether to stay put or travel hundreds of miles inland. To help you make the best decision possible, a new study conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the first of its kind since Hurricane Hugo in 1989, redefines the evacuation zones in Horry and Georgetown counties.

The new evacuation zones are based on a hurricane's storm surge potential, not the wind speed. That makes sense since flooding, not wind, does the most damage and kills the most people.

The new study, based on better topography data, current road networks and the latest population growth, shows more people who haven't been required to evacuate during past hurricanes will have to do so now. Georgetown County has three surge evacuation zones, shown on the map below — and you need to KNOW YOUR ZONE! Remember, if you are ordered to evacuate, it's because there's a real possibility of storm surge reaching your home.

Click on the image below to download a PDF map of Georgetown County Evacuation Zones

Georgetown County Evacuation Zones


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.