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Helping residents and visitors get back to the Grand Strand after a hurricane

Reentry/Road Conditions/Important Telephone Numbers

Reentry Information

  • Horry County Reentry – Reentry will be conducted in phases beginning with allowing those with Level I access into the impacted areas to restore essential services and infrastructure.
  • Public Information Phone System (PIPS) – 866-246-0133 – This phone line is staffed in Columbia, providing information on evacuations, shelters, damage assessment and reentry. This number is activated once an evacuation is ordered.
  • Business/Organization Reentry Process - The state provides a system for post-disaster reentry certification for businesses and organizations that assist in the restoration of utilities and other services. The South Carolina Department of Commerce coordinates the program. To learn more, click here.  
  • Online Traffic Tools and Evacuation Routes - South Carolina Department of Transportation offers an online interactive traffic map to help users find routes best suited for their needs year-round. SCDOT provides a GIS map outlining all evacuation routes for the state. If traveling between states, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation's Traffic and Road Closure Map and click the appropriate state.

Road Conditions


Important Telephone Numbers

  • For updated information on the hurricane, call Horry County Automated Information Line at 843-915-5005, 843-915-5006 TDD/TTY. Available 24 hours a day. This number will be pre-empted with pertinent information during a hurricane.
  • For updated statewide information, call the SC Public Information Phone System (PIPS) at 866-246-0133.


Santee Cooper
888-769-7688 - Report an outage
View outages

Horry Electric Cooperative
843-369-2212 - Report an outage
View outages  

Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur
Hispanic Outreach of South Carolina
803-419-5112

Horry County Emergency Management
843-915-5150

S.C. Emergency Management Division
803-737-8500

S.C. Emergency Alert System Stations
Grand Strand
WYAV 104.1 FM
WLFF 106.5 FM

S.C. ETV/Radio Network
Conway/Myrtle Beach
WHMC 90.1 FM

American Red Cross (Local Shelters)
843-477-0020
866-438-4636

S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
Special Medical Needs Shelters
​1-855-4SC-DHEC (1-855-472-3432)

S.C. Animal Care and Control
803-776-7387

S.C. Association of Veterinarians
800-441-7228
803-254-1027

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