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South Carolina hurricane evacuation routes: know your zone

What the South Carolina Emergency Management Division wants you to know

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hurricane Dorian has been named the strongest Atlantic storm on record with wind speeds in excess of 180 mph and 913 barometric pressure. As landfall is predicted by mid-week, the storm's track is still not certain.

RELATED: South Carolina moves to OPCON 1, highest level of alert, for Dorian 

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) wants you to be prepared and ready to evacuate the coast should Dorian turn inland.

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.

RELATED: The latest updates on Hurricane Dorian

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
Credit: SCEMD
Know Your Zone emergency

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

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

Credit: WLTX
hurricane evacuation sign

RELATED: Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire South Carolina coastline, lane reversals for I-26

RELACIONADO: Evacuaciones obligatorias para toda la costa de South Carolina, reversiones de carriles en la I-26

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

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