Hurricane Matthew: “Know Your Zone” if you need to evacuate

Coastal evacuation routes (Image 1)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County Emergency Management wants to make sure you “know your zone” in case there’s an evacuation for Hurricane Matthew. There are no evacuations as of Monday, October 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Hurricane Matthew is the first Hurricane in years to reach Category 5 status in the Atlantic Basin.

Though Matthew is weakening, it will still be a dangerous hurricane if it reaches South Carolina.

If you are in the Lowcountry, here is what you need to know about evacuating if the order is called according to the Charleston County 2016 Hurricane Preparedness Guide:

Know your zone:

Charleston County Evacuation Zones

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Zone A: West of the Ashley River – Unincorporated areas of Charleston County from the Ashley River to the Colleton County line; Atlantic Ocean to the Dorchester County Line. This includes the Town of Hollywood, Town of Meggett, Town of Ravenel, Town of Folly Beach, Town of Rockville, Town of Kiawah Island, the Town of Seabrook Island, James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw, and unincorporated Charleston County.

Zone B: Central Charleston – From the tip of the Peninsula to Ladson Road; from the Ashley River to the Wando River. This includes City of Charleston, City of North Charleston, the Town of Lincolnville, Daniel Island, Thomas Island, and unincorporated Charleston County.

Zone C: East of the Wando River – Unincorporated areas of Charleston County from the Atlantic Ocean to the Berkeley County line; Wando River to the Georgetown County line. This includes the Town of Mt. Pleasant, Town of Isle of Palms, Town of Sullivan’s Island, Town of Awendaw, the Town of McClellanville, Dewees Island, Capers Island, and Goat Island.

Zone D: Sand Hills Area – West of Dorchester Road and the Ashley River, 17A to the Colleton County line and all areas bordering Charleston County.

Zone E: Miles Jamison/Oakbrook Area – Miles Jamison Road, between Ladson Road, to Bacons Bridge Road: including the Lakes of Summerville, Newington Plantation, Crestwood Subdivision south to Orangeburg Road, and South Main Mobile Home Park.

Zone F: The Swamp – Any other low-lying areas including the Cypress Swamp area, the Edisto River area and the Twin Lakes Subdivision.

Zone G:

  1. Hanahan
    1. North of Woods Ave from end of road at east edge of rail yard to its intersection with Remount Rd.
    2. North of Remount Rd from its intersection with Woods Ave to its intersection with the railroad tracks just west of Dutton Ave.
    3. East of the railroad tracks from their intersection with Remount Rd to crossing over the Goose Creek (just south of Middle Earth Nursery and Infinger Furniture).
  2. Goose Creek/Ladson/Summerville
    1. Including all homes and businesses northeast of the intersection of Hwy 52 and Camelot Dr, continuing along Ryan Dr and Holly Ave across to Westview Blvd (includes buildings on both sides of Camelot Dr, Ryan Dr and Holly Ave).
    2. Crowfield Plantation from Westview Blvd near Holly Ave across I-26 along Ancrum Rd to its intersection with Hwy 78.
    3. Northeast of Hwy 78 from its intersection with Ancrum Rd (Ladson Rd) to its intersection with Hwy 17A (Main St) in Summerville.
    4. Southeast of Hwy 17A (Main St/S Live Oak Dr) from its intersection with Hwy 78 to its intersection with Cypress Gardens Rd.
  3. Whitesville/Pimlico/Cordesville
    1. South of Cypress Gardens Rd from its intersection with Hwy 17A (S Live Oak Dr) to its intersection with Pimlico Blvd.
    2. South of Pimlico Blvd from its intersection with Cypress Gardens Rd through to its end.
    3. The area east of Wappaoolah Plantation and west of the Cooper River, north of Pimlico Blvd and south of Mepkin Abbey.
    4. Southeast of the railroad tracks from the Cooper River by Pimlico to its intersection with Hwy 402.
  4. Huger/Cainhoy/Wando
    1. South of Hwy 402 from its intersection with the railroad tracks near Cordesville to its intersection with Hwy 41 (Hwy 402 becomes Steed Creek Rd).
    2. Southwest of Steed Creek Rd from its intersection with Hwy 41 to its intersection with Halfway Creek Rd.
    3. West of Halfway Creek Rd from its intersection with Steed Creek Rd to its intersection with Guerins Bridge Rd.
    4. West of Guerins Bridge Rd from its intersection with Halfway Creek Rd to its intersection with Wando River (just after Drew Ln).
    5. Northwest of the Wando River from its intersection with Guerins Bridge Rd to its intersection with Nowell Creek, with the addition of Patterson’s Academy.
    6. North/northeast of Nowell Creek from its intersection with the Wando River to its intersection with Rebellion Farms Pl.
    7. Northeast of Rebellion Farms Pl from its intersection with Nowell Creek to its intersection of Clements Ferry Rd.
    8. Northeast of Yellow House Pl from its intersection with Clements Ferry Rd to the Cooper River (across from the Goose Creek).

Zone H:

  1. Huger, Cordesville, Pimlico
    1. Northeast of Steed Creek Rd from its intersection with Halfway Creek Rd and its intersection with Hwy 41.
    2. North of Hwy 402 from its intersection with Hwy 41 (Steed Creek Rd becomes Hwy 402) and its intersection with the railroad tracks near Cordesville.
    3. Northwest of the railroad tracks from its intersection with Hwy 402 to its intersection with the Cooper River.
    4. North of Pimlico Blvd from its beginning near the Cooper River to its intersection with Cypress Gardens Rd with the following exception:
      • The area east of Wappaoolah Plantation and west of the Cooper River, north of Pimlico Blvd and south of Mepkin Abbey is in ZONE G.
  2. Whitesville, Summerville
    1. North of Cypress Gardens Rd from its intersection with Pimlico Blvd to its intersection with Hwy 17A (S Live Oak Dr).
    2. Northwest of Hwy 17A (S Live Oak Dr/Main St) from its intersection with Cypress Gardens Rd to the edge of the county.
  3. Summerville, Lebanon, Pringletown
    1. Northeast of the Berkeley-Dorchester county line from Hwy 17A (Main St) in Summerville to the western county line.
  4. Pringletown, Sandridge, Cross, Eadytown
    1. East of the Berkeley-Dorchester county line and Berkeley-Orangeburg county line from Pringletown to Lake Marion.
    2. Southeast of the Santee River from Lake Marion to Belle Isle Rd.
    3. West of Belle Isle Rd from the Santee River to its intersection with Hwy 45.
  5. Pineville, Russellville, St Stephen, Alvin, Jamestown, Shulerville
    1. Southwest of Hwy 45 from its intersection with Belle Isle Rd to its intersection with Schurlknight Rd.
    2. North of Schurlknight Rd from its intersection with Hwy 45 to its intersection with Peaceful Woods Rd.
    3. West of Peaceful Woods Rd (becomes Greenwood Dr) from its intersection with Schurlknight Rd to its intersection with Hwy 17A.
    4. South of Hwy 17A from its intersection with Greenwood Dr to its intersection with Tiger Corner Rd.
    5. Southwest of Tiger Corner Rd from its intersection with Hwy 17A to its intersection with Horse Island Rd.
    6. West of Horse Island Rd from its intersection with Tiger Corner Rd to its intersection with Yellow Jacket Rd.
    7. South of Yellow Jacket Rd from its intersection with Horse Island Rd to its intersection with Slash Rd.
    8. West of Slash Rd from its intersection with Yellow Jacket Rd to its intersection with Halfway Creek Rd.
    9. Northwest of Halfway Creek Rd from its intersection with Slash Rd to its intersection with Steed Creek Rd.

Zone I:

  1. Shulerville, Honey Hill, Jamestown, Alvin, St Stephen
    1. East of Halfway Creek Rd from its intersection with Forest Rd 200 (on the Berkeley-Charleston county line) to its intersection with Slash Rd.
    2. East of Slash Rd from its intersection with Halfway Creek Rd to its intersection with Yellow Jacket Rd.
    3. North of Yellow Jacket Rd from its intersection with Slash Rd to its intersection with Horse Island Rd.
    4. East of Horse Island Rd from its intersection with Yellow Jacket Rd to its intersection with Tiger Corner Rd.
    5. Northeast of Tiger Corner Rd from its intersection with Horse Island Rd to its intersection with Hwy 17A.
    6. North of Hwy 17A from its intersection with Tiger Corner Rd to its intersection with Greenwood Dr.
    7. East of Greenwood Dr (becomes Peaceful Woods Rd) from its intersection with Hwy 17A to its intersection with Schurlknight Rd.
    8. Southeast of Schurlknight Rd from its intersection with Peaceful Woods Rd to its intersection with Hwy 45.
    9. Northeast of Hwy 45 from its intersection with Schurlknight Rd to its intersection with Belle Isle Rd.
    10. East of Belle Isle Rd from its intersection with Hwy 45 to the Santee River.
    11. Southwest of the Santee River from Belle Isle Rd to its intersection with the Berkeley-Charleston county line.
    12. Northwest of the Berkeley-Charleston county line from its intersection with the Santee River to its intersection with Halfway Creek Rd.

Click here for general emergency information

 

Dorchester County Evacuation Zones

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Zone B – Central Charleston: From the Charleston county line to Ladson Road to the Ashley River. This includes the City of North Charleston in Dorchester County, and all residents living in all low-lying areas and those residents currently residing in mobile or manufactured homes.

Zone D – Sand Hills Area: West of the Ashley River, 17A to the Colleton County line and all areas bordering Charleston County, and all residents living in all low-lying areas and those residents currently residing in mobile or manufactured homes.

Zone E – Miles Jamison/Oakbrook Area: Miles Jamison Road, between Ladson Road, to Bacons Bridge Road: including the Lakes of Summerville, Newington Plantation, and Crestwood Subdivision south to Orangeburg Road, and South Main Mobile Home Park, and all residents living in all low-lying areas and those residents currently residing in mobile or manufactured homes.

Zone F – The Swamp: Any other low-lying areas including the Cypress Swamp area, the Edisto River area and the Twin Lakes Subdivision and those residents currently residing in mobile or manufactured homes.

 

 

 

 

 

Berkeley County Evacuation Zones

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Georgetown County Evacuation Zones

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Evacuation Zone A – Areas East of Highway 17 to the Atlantic Ocean from the South Santee River and North to the Horry County line, including Sandy Island; areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road and Powell Road to the South Santee River; all low-lying areas along the Waccamaw River, Great Pee Dee River, Black River, and Sampit River South of Highway 521 (17A), including Maryville; and all mobile home residents in the county.

Evacuation Zone B – Areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road to Powell Road to the South Santee River; all areas on the Atlantic Ocean side of Powell Road to Alt. US 17 to Highway 521 to Brick Chimney Road to State Highway 51 to Black River Road ending at the Black River; all low-lying areas along the Waccamaw River, Great Pee Dee River, and Black River, and all areas East of them to the coast; and all mobile home residents in the County.

Evacuation Zone C – Areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road to Powell Road to the South Santee River; all areas on the Atlantic Ocean side of Powell Road to Alt. US 17 to Highway 521 to Sawmill Road to Indian Hut Road to Carvers Bay Road (State Highway S-22-4) to Plantation Hill Road (State Highway 261) to Old Pee Dee Road to the Northern County Line; and all mobile home residents in the County.

Know your evacuation route:

Click here for a full list of South Carolina Hurricane evacuation routes

  1. Edisto Island and Adams Run
    • Take SC 174 to US 17.
    • Take US 17 south to SC 64. This will take you to Walterboro, and then to North Augusta.
  2. Yonges Island, Meggett, Hollywood, and Ravenel
    • Take SC 165 to US 17, then US 17 south to SC 64.
  3. Johns Island, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island
    • Johns Island takes SC 700 (Maybank Highway) to Road S-20 (Bohicket/Main Road) to US 17.
    • Kiawah/Seabrook Islands will take Road S-20 (Bohicket/Main Rd.) to US 17.
    • Take US 17 south to SC 64 where you will go to Walterboro, then to North Augusta.
  4. James Island and Folly Beach
    • Take SC 171 (Folly Road) to US 17.
    • Take US 17 south to I-526 east to the reversed lanes of I-26.
  5. City of Charleston
    • The west side of the city (West Ashley) will use SC 61 to US 78, then to Aiken and North Augusta.
    • Downtown will use the normal west-bound lanes of I-26.
  6. North Charleston
    • Take US 52 (Rivers Avenue) to US 78 to US 178 to Orangeburg, or continue on US 52 to US 176, or continue north on US 52.
    • The right lane of US 52 at Goose Creek will continue on to Moncks Corner. In Moncks Corner, it will be directed onto SC 6, where SC 6 will take you toward Columbia.
    • The left lane of US 52 at Goose Creek will go on to US 176 to Columbia.
    • Evacuees using SC 642 will travel west toward Summerville, and then take Road S-22 (Old Orangeburg Road) to US 78 west.
  7. East Cooper
    • Mount Pleasant: Take I-526 west or US 17 south to I-26 west.
    • Sullivan’s Island: Take SC 703 to I-526 Business to access I-526 west, and then take I-26 west.
    • Isle of Palms: Take the Isle of Palms connector (SC 517) to go to US 17 where the right lane will turn north onto US 17. Next, proceed to take SC 41 to SC 402; then to US 52 to SC 375; then to US 521 to SC 261; and then US 378 to Columbia.
    • Note:
      • Evacuees using the left lanes of the Isle of Palms connector will turn left to go to I-526 west and then on to I-26 west.
      • Evacuees on I-526 west approaching I-26 from East Cooper will be directed to the normal lanes of I-26 westbound if in the right lane of I-526.
      • Those in the left lane of I-526 will be directed into the reversed lanes of I-26.
    • Awendaw and McClellanville
      • Take SC 45 to US 52, where you will be directed to the right onto US 52 to SC 375; then to US 521 to SC 261; and then to US 378 to Columbia

If you have any questions during an emergency, call Charleston County Emergency Citizen’s Information Line (Open only during Emergency Operation Center Activation) at 843-746-3900.

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