#16 More Hurricane Prep: Evacuation Route

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The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is responsible for publishing the Evacuation Route for the Town of Seabrook Island to be used in the case of an emergency such as flooding or a hurricane.

This route takes Seabrookers up Bohicket Road to Main Road.  If Main Road is congested, you might be directed to go up River Road past Maybank until River Road meets Main Road.   Continue on Main Road.

At the intersection of Main Road and US 17, you will take a left towards Walterboro and then up to Augusta, Georgia.  From there you can start looking for hotels or continue on to friends/relatives.  Most of this route has only two lanes and is narrow at some points.

Please click here for a copy of the map to download and print out.  It is also available in the red “Are You Prepared for Flooding”  booklet you might have received in the mail.

 Some good car preparation tips for evacuation are:

  • Pick up  “South Carolina Hurricane Guide” produced by the SC2016 SC Hurricane Guide Emergency Management Division.  It includes a map of all the roads and evacuation routes in SC in case you are not in Seabrook.  You can get one at the Town Hall or click here.
  • Prior to the first sign of a impending disaster, fill your car with gas.  Try to keep it at least 1/2 to 3/4 at all times.
  • Pack water, snacks, toilet paper, plastic bags and blankets in your car.
  • If you have a pet, bring supplies that they may need for a long ride.

Keep an eye on the South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety’s website here.  It includes information on lane reversals as well as the same information on evacuation routes from other locations in South Carolina as the Hurricane Guide above.

Remember, please take the route that has been designated for our area.  If everyone decides to use I-26 or I-95, it will be bumper to bumper, as that is the route from downtown Charleston.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

-Tidelines Editors

 

 

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