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Know your zone: South Carolina hurricane evacuation routes

SCEMD wants you to be prepared and ready to evacuate the coast when a hurricane strikes.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane season is in full swing--and a lot earlier than expected. And we're expected to see an active season in 2020 through October. 

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) wants you to be prepared and ready to evacuate the coast when a hurricane strikes.

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The Know Your Zone maps pinpoint your location along the South Carolina coast. Residents and vacationers need to know which zone they are in as state and local authorities will announce evacuations by the predesignated zones.

The SC coast is divided in to three regions: 

  • North Conglomerate: Horry/Georgetown zones A, B, and C
  • Central Conglomerate: Charleston zone A; Charleston/Berkeley zone B; Charleston zone C, Dorchester zones D, E, and F; Berkeley zones G, H, and I
  • Southern Conglomerate: Colleton/Beaufort/Jasper zone A; Colleton/Jasper zone B

Northern Coast Map: Click Link to Download

Credit: SCEMD

Central Coast Map: Click Link to Download 

Credit: SCEMD

Southern Coast Map: Click Link to Download

Credit: SCEMD

Residents can know their zone instantly using the SC Emergency Manager mobile app, simply by sharing their location.

After an evacuation order is declared, SCDOT hurricane evacuation routes are marked with blue road signs.

You can download mobile apps for emergencies from SCEMD to help stay up-to-date with the latest information. 

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