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Governor Henry McMaster orders mandatory evacuations for coastal communities

Governor Henry McMaster orders mandatory coastal evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence.  Read South Carolina Emergency Management Division's news release here... https://scemd.org/…/gov-henry-mcmaster-orders-mandatory-ev…/  Beginning 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, zones A, B, and C is required to evacuate.  That area covers the entire City.  If you do not live in the City. You may or may not live in a zone that our Governor has asked to evacuate.  Here is the link to tell you what Zone you are in if any:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=5eaa13ba491c4699a9730bf3f9e65a37.  All city government offices will be open until 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11. All public schools, including technical school and state university campuses, will be closed Tuesday.  All business should have complete all security duties by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12.

Re-entry process…

Level I Access (Safety):  All public safety officials and personnel having key roles in life safety and the restoration of services essential for providing life safety operations immediately following a disaster will be allowed to enter the impacted areas. This would include: law enforcement, fire rescue, military, hospital/medical staff, public works, building and code enforcement, debris contractors, and public utilities.

Level II Access (Security):  This allows for the re-entry of critical support groups, relief workers, shelter support employees, State certified (SLED) security officers, healthcare providers, and support personnel designed to support Level I personnel in securing businesses, critical facilities and homes, and to begin the recovery process.

Level III Access (Recovery):  Residents, business/property owners and insurance personnel shall have access to areas deemed safe by local authorities. All Level III personnel will be required to follow the re-entry identification requirements found in Section C of this procedure.

Identification required….

Residents should have proper identification to gain admittance during Level III reentry. This identification may include a valid government issued photo identification card showing the location of their property. For out of state property owners with residential or commercial properties within the affected area a valid government issued photo identification card and current documentation to verify the need for re-entry. This documentation can be a utility bill, deed, property tax bill, etc.

Business owners/operators will need proper identification to gain admittance during Level III reentry. This identification includes a current business license, company photo identification card, lease documents or other official documents showing the location of the property and a valid government issued photo identification card.

Essential staff/employees will need proper identification to gain admittance during Level III reentry. This identification includes a valid business or government issued photo identification card and an essential employee authorization letter on official letterhead/stationary provided by the business. This letter should include a request for admittance, the employee’s name and be signed by the business owner/operator.

Local, state, federal, and non-government organizations (NGOs) that provide disaster relief and support should provide proper photo identification documents for all staff members responding to a disaster location. Any questions or concerns should be forwarded to the Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for verification.