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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012.
All areas east of U.S. Business 17, up to intersection with U.S. 17 (Kings Highway) and then all areas east of U.S. 17 (Kings Highway) to the Northern county line. Within the Town of Surfside Beach, all areas east of Highway 17 fall into this zone.
All areas south of Highway 707,including all areas in Longwood Plantation (Blackmoor) to the Waccamaw River and all areas east of U.S. 17 Bypass (Mark Garner Highway) to U.S. 17 and Longwood Drive and all areas east of U.S. 17 (North Kings Highway) to the northern county line. Within the Town of Surfside Beach all areas west of Highway 17 fall into this zone.
All areas between Highway 701 and Highway 544, south of Brown's Chapel Avenue and Highway 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.