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Know Your Zone
Know Your Zone is a public education campaign to inform the citizens and visitors South Carolina of the new hurricane evacuation zones and their vulnerability to storm surge. The campaign also reflects the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) decision to separate the association of storm surge inundation from the category of storm. SCEMD has developed this page to provide information for residents and visitors along the entire South Carolina coast.
Use these maps and links below to determine your vulnerability to storm surge.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES WILL ANNOUNCE EVACUATIONS BY THESE PREDESIGNATED ZONES
Click on the links for evacuation information from your County Emergency Management Office.
The Know Your Zone campaign was developed by the Horry County Emergency Management Department as a result of the information contained in the South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study (HES) that was released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012. Since it's creation, all coastal counties in South Carolina have adopted the Know Your Zone campaign as a way to let citizens know the best ways to prepare for the landfall of a major hurricane.