posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Conway (SC) -6:30AM September 12,
Coast RTA's evacuation efforts will
continue through Wednesday morning and is expected to cease late
morning or early afternoon, weather and wind conditions permitting.
Anyone planning to use Coast RTA to evacuate to a local shelter is
asked to call Coast RTA Customer Service for full details on
accessing evacuation bus stops. Coast RTA has 20-plus hurricane
evacuation bus stops along the Grand Strand throughout Zones A, B
and C and will serve all three zones during this evacuation
"Timing is critical in using transportation to the local
shelters. We encourage anyone needing transportation to use Coast
RTA's services within the next few hours while the weather and road
conditions are still safe," said Coast RTA General Manager Brian
Piascik. "We encourage everyone who's planning to evacuate using
Coast RTA to do so this morning and to call our Customer Service
for full details as well to inform us of anticipated evacuation
location for pick up."
Coast RTA's 20 designated hurricane evacuation stops/pick up
locations are as follows:
1.) Food Lion Little River - 3379 East Highway 9(Beyond Zones A,
B & C)
2.) North Myrtle Beach High School - 3760 Sea Mountain
Hwy(Beyond Zones A, B & C)
3.) Roses North Myrtle Beach - 3500 South Highway 17, North
Myrtle Beach(Zone B)
4.) Myrtle Beach Mall (formerly Colonial Mall) - 10177 N Kings
Highway (Zone B)
5.) Food Lion Myrtle Beach - 7631 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach(Zone
6.) Socastee High School - 4900 Socastee Blvd, Myrtle Beach(Zone
7.) Walmart Surfside Beach - 2751 Beaver Run Blvd, Surfside
8.) Inlet Square Mall - 12125 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet (Bus
shelter at old K-Mart)(Zone B)
9.) Coastal Grand Mall - 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach
(parking lot between Sticky Fingers and Dillards)(Zone B)
10.) Myrtle Beach Helping Hand - 1411 Mr. Joe White Avenue,
Myrtle Beach(Zone B)
11.) Myrtle Beach Street Reach - 1005 Osceola Street, Myrtle
12.) Myrtle Beach Transfer Center - 10th Avenue North & N
Oak Street(Zone B)
13.) Gator Hole Plaza - 550 N Highway 17, North Myrtle
14.) Walmart Garden City - 545 Garden City Connector(Zone B)
15.) Forestbrook Middle School - 4430 Gator Lane(Zone C)
16.) James Frazier Community Center - 1370 Bucksport Rd(Zone
17.) Bucksport Library - 7657 S Highway 701(Zone C)
18.) St. James High School - 10800 Highway 707(Zone C)
19.) Burgess Community Center - 10299 Highway 707(Zone C)
20.) Waccamaw Pottery - George Bishop Parkway & Fantasy
Harbour Blvd Intersection(Zone B)
In addition, Coast RTA has added evacuation pick up locations
along the southbound side of Kings Highway. There will be NO pick
up evacuation stops along the beach side of Kings Highway. ALL
evacuation stops are on southbound side.
1.) Corner of 70th Avenue North and Kings Highway across
from the Exxon gas station.
2.) Neighborhood Walmart Kings Highway and 40th Avenue
North, near gas station.
3.) Corner of Kings Highway and Poinsett Road
4.) The former Rite Aid Pharmacy Kings Highway and
29th Avenue North.
5.) Corner of Kings Highway and 13th Avenue
6.) Corner of Kings Highway and 6th Ave North at Mt
Atlanticus mini golf course.
7.) Kings Highway across from Family Kingdom at George's
Seafood, just past 3rd Avenue South.
8.) Food Lion Kings Highway at 14th Avenue South.
9.) Express Exxon gas station at 26th Ave South and Kings
During evacuation, all Coast RTA rides end at officially
designated emergency shelters. Once cleared for re-entry, 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.
Should residents or visitors need to stay at the local shelters
during Hurricane Florence, here are a few tips:
1.) Shelters may be crowded.
2.) Shelters do not accept pets.
3.) Shelters are not designed for comfort.
4.) Residents will need to take their own supplies such as
batteries, bedding, identification, toiletries, clothing, etc.
5.) Shelters do not accept guns, alcohol or animals.
6.) Residents needing shelters to accommodate special medical
needs should call 843.915.8804 to pre-register. Local shelters are
not medically equipped to handle special medical needs or
Coast RTA asks passengers using its evacuation
services to limit belongings/bedding/luggage to one bag per person.
For a complete listing evacuation/shelter tips and Coast RTA
evacuation bus stops, visit
Residents with special transportation needs may
call Coast RTA's Customer Service to discuss options. For those
needing shelters to accommodate special medical needs, please call
SCDHEC at 843.915.8804.
Announcements will be made through local media
outlets and social media channels for post-hurricane re-instatement
of fixed route and paratransit service. For the latest updates on
Coast RTA's bus service during Hurricane Florence, call Coast RTA's
customer service at 843.488.0865.