Hurricane preparedness for students, faculty and staff
HGTC will be closed on Tuesday, September 12th
Due to the coastal flooding conditions and aftermath storm effects throughout Georgetown
County and the Grand Strand and out of caution and safety for our students, faculty
and staff, all HGTC campuses will remained closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12.
We will resume a regular schedule on Wednesday, September 13.
All campuses of HGTC can be impacted by coastal weather systems & patterns including tropical storms and hurricanes. As credible details about hurricane Irma materialize in the next few days, we will keep you apprised on the status of classes and impact to operations.
The following resources provide important information in the event of a weather related emergency:
Students, faculty, and staff are also encouraged to sign up for text message alerts (TEXT: JOIN HGTC to 58339).
National Hurricane Center
See the National Hurricane Center website for the most up-to-date weather information.
The Horry County Government website has numerous resources for the public including emergency preparedness resources, hurricane shelter information and evacuation routes.
- Hurricane information
- Know your zone
- Evacuation routes
- Horry County shelters
- Register for the Horry County CODE RED weather warning system
Georgetown County Government
Students, faculty, and staff are also 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.
- 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
- Get current information on current road conditions.
Disaster assistance for students, faculty and staff
Below are some ways to find out how to get help after assessing damage from hurricane Matthew:
If you were impacted by flooding in South Carolina, FEMA may 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.
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 Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA's secure website at disasterloan.sba.gove/ela.
Other Important Phone Numbers
- Catholic Charities 1-855-377-1357
- Red Cross South Carolina 843-477-0020
- Salvation Army Carolinas 843-488-2769
- Horry County Emergency Management 843-915-5150