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Weather/Hurricane information

Important Update: Severe Weather Impact on College Operations - Delayed Opening on Wednesday, January 10

In consideration of the ongoing severe weather conditions and unknown impacts to our area, HGTC will delay the opening of its campuses until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10.  This precautionary measure is in response to a two-hour delay in local school openings, recognizing the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

The delay is a proactive step to ensure everyone commuting to HGTC campuses has ample time to navigate any potential challenges posed by the weather, particularly those with children or specific scheduling needs. HGTC remains committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for its community.

The College encourages all employees and students to prioritize safety during their commute and communicate any challenges they may face to their supervisors and professors.  Flexibility and understanding are key during these weather-related situations.

HGTC will continue to monitor the weather conditions closely and provide updates through official channels, including the HGTC advisory page, the myHGTC portal, HGTC's social media platforms, and local media outlets.

Students needing assistance with enrollment, registration, or financial aid can still access support from FA Solutions at 843-347-3186 or info@hgtc.edu 

HGTC Virtual Services Access Guide

Hurricane Preparedness for Students, Faculty and Staff


All campuses of HGTC can be impacted by coastal weather systems & patterns including tropical storms and hurricanes. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for text message alerts in case of a weather related delay or closing. Closing messages will be sent via text, email, and posted on the college's Facebook page, homepage and local news stations. You can also visit the Department of Public Safety.

Sign up: HGTC Alerts

The following resources provide important information in the event of a weather related emergency:

National Hurricane Center

See the National Hurricane Center website for the most up-to-date weather information.

Horry County Government

The Horry County Government website has numerous resources for the public including emergency preparedness resources, hurricane shelter information and evacuation routes.

Georgetown County Government

Ready.gov hurricane preparedness information

  • Use this helpful page developed by the Department of Homeland Security to decide which actions you should take when there has been a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service in your local area

South Carolina Department of Transportation

Disaster assistance for students, faculty and staff 

Below are some ways to find out how to get help after assessing damage from hurricane Matthew:

Federal Assistance  

If you were impacted by flooding in South Carolina, FEMA maFemay be able to help you with flood related costs. Apply for aid at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362/800-462-7585 (TTY). Early registration is encouraged.

Call 2-1-1 

Those needing information on the latest shelter, donation and recovery information can call the state's 2-1-1 hotline. Horry County, the United Way of Horry County, Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster and other area nonprofits are working with the state to provide the call center with the most current information, according to a press release from the United Way.

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans 

For financial assistance from the Small Business Administration, applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA's secure website.

Other Important Phone Numbers