Updated: Gov. McMaster ordered the closure of all schools in Horry County beginning Tuesday
The chairman of Horry County’s school board says an evacuation order for Myrtle Beach will force the closure of schools so the buildings can be used for shelters against Hurricane Dorian.
“All indications are (the governor) will issue evacuations tomorrow,” Chairman Ken Richardson said in a Facebook post Sunday night.
“If that happens we have six hours to have the shelters ready. Most likely school closings the rest of the week,” Richardson said.
The Horry County Council asked Gov. Henry McMaster to order an evacuation of Zone A in Myrtle Beach, and the governor granted the order Sunday evening.
Hurricane shelters are operated by the Red Cross at Horry County schools outside of the evacuation zone area, west of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Check back for updates on shelter locations.
Zone A includes:
- All areas east of U.S. Business 17 up to the intersection with US 17
- All areas east of U.S. 17 to the northern county line
All flood prone areas along the Waccamaw River and the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County