The National Hurricane Center’s update of Hurricane Dorian shows South Carolina continues to be in the five-day error cone, which means Horry-Georgetown Technical College has the potential to experience impacts in the next five days.

 The governor has declared a state of emergency for South Carolina, and he will decide if and when an evacuation is necessary. Horry-Georgetown Technical College is prepared with plans in place for the campus.

In an abundance of caution, HGTC will cancel on-campus classes and will initiate an academic continuity plan, starting Tuesday, Sept. 3. The College will provide ample notice before on-campus classes are resumed.

Faculty and Staff – at this point in time, please anticipate reporting for normal working hours on Tuesday unless the Governor calls for an evacuation of our area. Please look for more information on www.hgtc.edu and social media for further notifications as weather conditions change.

 Students – Please be aware that Vice President of Student Affairs, Melissa Roberts-Batten, will communicate to you via email regarding details of the academic continuity plan.

Students who have traveled out of the area for the Labor Day weekend, please do not make arrangements to return to classes on Tuesday.

 We are preparing to act on the governor’s announcement as soon as it is made.

Please be prepared to put your personal evacuation plan in place.

 In the event of an evacuation order from the Governor’s Office, please be prepared to evacuate if you live in the evacuation zone(s) included in the evacuation order.

 All students – As you consider your evacuation plan, please pay attention to the storm track to ensure you travel out of harm’s way. Please continue preparing and communicating with your families.  

Stay informed about the most accurate and up-to-date track of Hurricane Dorian on the National Hurricane Center website.