Evacuation Zones

Know Your Zone

Know Your Zone is a public education campaign to inform the citizens and visitors of Horry County of the new hurricane evacuation zones and their vulnerability to storm surge. The Know Your Zone campaign was developed as a result of the information contained in the South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study (HES) for the Northern Conglomerate that was released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012.

Zone A

All areas east of U.S. Business 17, up to intersection with U.S. 17 (Kings Hwy) and then all areas east of US 17 (Kings Hwy) to the Northern county line. Within the Town of Surfside Beach, all areas east of Highway 17 fall into this zone.

Zone B

All areas south of Hwy 707,including all areas in Longwood Plantation (Blackmoor) to the Waccamaw River and all areas east of U.S. 17 Bypass (Mark Garner Hwy) to U.S. 17 and Longwood Drive and all areas east of U.S. 17 (North Kings Hwy) to the northern county line. Within the Town of Surfside Beach all areas west of Highway 17 fall into this zone.

Zone C

All areas between Hwy 701 and Hwy 544, south of Brown's Chapel Avenue and Hwy 814, plus all areas east of Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to Highway 90 and all areas east of Highway 90 to U.S. 17 to the northern county line.