DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County has redesigned its hurricane evacuation zones for the 2018 Hurricane Season.
The zones are labeled D (light blue), E (pastel green) and F (Light Grey). A searchable version of the new map can be found here.
The 2015 floods, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Irma revealed challenges with the old zones. Portions of Dorchester County in the city of North Charleston previously shared an evacuation zone with the city of Charleston. The new zones help group area with similar storm surge and flooding risk.
The zones were last updated in 2012 and descriptions of the new zones can be found below;
Zone D (Blue) - Tidal River and Creeks/Southern Swamps
All properties along the Ashley River between Ashley River Road and Dorchester Road, from the Charleston County line to Bacons Bridge Rd. Properties that front the Sawmill Branch from Dorchester Road to Luden Road including Arbor Oaks, Sawbranch Apartments, Millbrook Apartments, and Creekside. Properties near Eagle Creek between Ladson Road and Parlor Road from Dorchester Road to the Charleston County line. Southeast portions of the county in the vicinity of Bear Swamp, Horse Savannah Swamp, Fishburne Creek, and Rantowles Creek including the Poplar Grove Community. All residents living in flood-prone areas or mobile/manufactured homes.?
Properties east of US Highway 17A to Dorchester Road including Summers Corner and Clubhouse Crossroads. Properties east of Orangeburg Road and South of Miles Jamison Road to the Charleston County line including South Main Mobile Home Park, Newington Plantation, Woodland Estates, Oakbrook, Wood Oak Park, Wescott, and the City of North Charleston in Dorchester County. All residents living in flood-prone areas or mobile/manufactured homes.
Areas near the Cypress Swamp, the Edisto River, the Twin Lakes subdivision, and portions of The Ponds subdivision. All residents living in flood-prone areas or mobile/manufactured homes.