Facebook Pixel Weather/Hurricane information | Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Weather/Hurricane information

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