The City of North Myrtle Beach’s Department of Public Safety has taken necessary precautions to make sure that in the event of an emergency such as a hurricane, all public officials and departments are ready to perform the tasks necessary for overall public safety. All departments including the Public Works Department, Fire Department and Police Department all work together as a cohesive unit in disastrous situations. These departments have been thoroughly trained on the City of North Myrtle Beach’s Emergency Operations Plan and the interdepartmental communication skills necessary to help the City of North Myrtle Beach to return to a state of normalcy.
The City of North Myrtle Beach follows all evacuation notices given by the South Carolina Governor. When mandatory evacuation notices are given, the public (both residents and visitors) must adhere to evacuation guidelines, leave their homes and/or rental properties/hotels immediately and travel to a safe destination until it is safe to return to the North Myrtle Beach area. In the event you are unable travel inland, North Myrtle Beach area citizens and visitors should go to provided area shelters. Members of the Fire Department, Police Department and Public Works Department will remain at the scene of the disaster until it is no longer safe to do so. Once it is deemed safe to return to the disaster area, necessary public departments will come together as a task force to evaluate the state of our community.
Please tune into WNMI 98.7 FM, Time Warner Channel 21 (north end of North Myrtle Beach) and HTC Channel 4 (south end of North Myrtle Beach) for North Myrtle Beach area disaster updates, evacuation procedures and any other information deemed important in the state of an emergency. For specific information on emergency operations procedures, please contact the South Carolina Emergency Preparedness Division at: www.scemd.org.