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Severe Weather
Use Coast RTA for Your Evacuation


How to ride Coast RTA during a hurricane evacuation:

In the event of severe weather and when directed by Horry County, Coast RTA will begin evacuations when an executive order is issued by the Governor and local shelters are opened. Depending on the strength and speed of the approaching storm, evacuations could begin 24-72 hours prior to landfall.

Know Your Zone

This Hurricane Evacuation System map is designed to provide an overview of our Hurricane Evacuation. Coast RTA has designated 20 hurricane evacuation pickup points in Horry County (Georgetown County coordinates evacuation of its residents). Look for the pickup point closest to your home. If you are unsure which is the closest, please call customer service at 843-488-0865.

hurricane-bus-pick-up-sign.jpgDuring evacuation, all Coast RTA rides end at officially designated emergency shelters. Return trips will only stop at the hurricane shelter evacuation designated pickup points. When using Coast RTA for transportation to the local shelters, look for the temporary blue and white hurricane evacuation bus stop signs to designate the pick up location. This is a FREE service provided by Coast RTA as the transportation partner during emergency preparedness efforts.

Coast RTA has 20 designated evacuation bus stops along the Grand Strand:

1.) Food Lion Little River - 3379 East Highway 9

2.) North Myrtle Beach High School - 3760 Sea Mountain Hwy

3.) Roses North Myrtle Beach - 3500 South Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach

4.) Myrtle Beach Mall (formerly Colonial Mall) - 10177 N Kings Highway 

5.) Food Lion Myrtle Beach - 7631 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach

6.) Socastee High School - 4900 Socastee Blvd, Myrtle Beach

7.) Walmart Surfside Beach - 2751 Beaver Run Blvd, Surfside Beach

8.) Inlet Square Mall - 12125 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet (Bus shelter at old K-Mart)

9.) Coastal Grand Mall - 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach (parking lot between Sticky Fingers and Dillards)

10.) Myrtle Beach Helping Hand - 1411 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach

11.) Myrtle Beach Street Reach - 1005 Osceola Street, Myrtle Beach

12.) Myrtle Beach Transfer Center - 10th Avenue North & N Oak Street

13.) Gator Hole Plaza - 550 N Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach

14.) Walmart Garden City - 545 Garden City Connector

15.) Forestbrook Middle School - 4430 Gator Lane

16.) James Frazier Community Center - 1370 Bucksport Rd

17.) Bucksport Library - 7657 S Highway 701

18.) St. James High School - 10800 Highway 707

19.) Burgess Community Center - 10299 Highway 707

20.) Waccamaw Pottery - George Bishop Parkway & Fantasy Harbour Blvd Intersection

For details on Coast RTA's operations and service to these evacuation bus stops/pick up locations, please call Coast RTA's Customer Service at 843.488.0865.

Evacuation tips:

  • Please do not bring excess belongings or pets on the bus. Seeing eye dogs or trained personal assistant animals are permitted.
  • Leave seats near the front for elderly or disabled riders.
  • Move promptly to the first available seat.
  • Turn off your personal listening device, or use headphones.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed on the Coast RTA bus.
  • Coast RTA will evacuate passengers to shelters designated by the Horry County Emergency Operations Center. Return transportation to the original pickup points will also be provided.
  • Coast RTA is not responsible for articles left on the bus. Please keep your belongings with you. If you find something on the bus, please give it to the operator to turn into Lost & Found. Lost & Found can be reached by calling 843.488.0865 during normal business hours.

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