Hurricane Evacuation Route for Folly Beach, SC


  • Use SC 171(Folly Road) North to US 17 South
  • Then travel Southwest on US 17 to I-526 North
  • Then travel to I-26 North
  • When you reach I-26, all lanes will be going North



Hurricane Checklist
Buy supplies early to prepare for the storm. When the storm threatens, lines will be long and supplies short.

Get enough nonperishable foods for one week’s supply per person. Then put them in a box and don’t use them. Don’t buy foods that are salty or dry or high in fat or protein – they’ll make you thirsty.

 Water: 2 quarts to 1 gallon per person per day (get a week’s supply)
 Shelf-package juice and milk boxes
 Canned and powdered milk
 Beverages (powdered or canned, fruit juices, instant coffee, tea)
 Prepared foods (canned soups, beef, spaghetti, tuna, chicken, ham, corned beef hash, packaged pudding)
 Canned vegetables and fruits
 Dried fruits
 Snacks (crackers, cookies, hard candy, nuts)
 Snack spreads (peanut butter, cheese spreads, jelly)
 Cereals and Bread
 Raw vegetables
 Sugar, salt, pepper
 Dry and canned pet food

Assemble this now. Put aside in a special box in garage. Keep heat-sensitive items inside home and rotate stock throughout season. Batteries can go in refrigerator.
 Flashlights and extra bulbs
 Battery-operated TV or Radio and lots of batteries
 Fully charged battery-operated lanterns and extra batteries
 Matches & candles
 Clock (wind-up or battery- operated)
 Plastic garbage bags
 Working fire extinguishers
 Toilet paper – two week supply for each person
 Clean change of clothes and rain gear
 An inexpensive battery operated rabbit-ears television & lots of batteries
 Map of the area and list of important phone numbers
 Put copies of important family documents in a portable waterproof container. This should include wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds; passports, social security cards, immunization records; bank account numbers; credit card account numbers and companies; inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers; and family records (birth, marriage, death certificates).

 Manual can opener and a Bottle opener
 Matches in a plastic bag
 Pocket knife – preferably Swiss Army-style
 Camp stove or other cooking device and plenty of fuel or sterno or votive candles
 Ice chests or coolers and jugs to hold drinking water
 Paper plates, napkins, Plastic cups, knives, forks, spoons

Drugstores will be mobbed just before a storm and possibly closed for days after. Keep a 2-week supply of prescription drugs.
 Medic Alert tags
 Insect repellent sprays and candles
 Feminine hygiene items
 Insect bite lotion & Sunscreen
 First-aid kit, bandages, antiseptic, first aid tape, and First-aid handbook
 Extra over-the-counter medicine (for colds, allergies)
 Children’s medicines – 2 week supply per child
 Pain relievers & Diarrhea medication
 Cotton-tipped swabs
 Tweezers, scissors, and Needles
 Water purification tablets
 Plastic to line bathtub.

 Disposable diapers – two week supply per child
 Wipes, Diaper-rash ointment, petroleum jelly
 Baby medicines (pain, cold, cough)
 Medicine dropper
 Extra formula, baby food – one week supply per child

 Small can or garbage can with tight lid
 Plastic bags for liners
 Disinfectant or bleach and Deodorizer