Hurricane Evacuation Study

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Help us help you be better prepared for hurricanes. South Carolina’s new Hurricane Evacuation Study will begin at the start of the 2023 hurricane season and is set to be completed in June 2024. This study, with your input, has the potential to guide how we plan for and respond to hurricanes in South Carolina. Previous studies helped develop the state’s evacuation zones, refine planning timelines, and determine the best ways to reach residents with emergency information. This new hurricane evacuation study will help state and local emergency managers adapt to changing communities and populations. This page will be updated throughout the course of the study to keep you informed about any changes and to share any findings.