The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District Board of Directors would like to declare that a state of emergency exists for the residents and guests of the Murrells Inlet-Garden City area. The Board of Directors support all safety measures and actions currently taking place by the Fire District.
Your Fire District has been preparing for Hurricane Dorian’s arrival for several days and has worked tirelessly to ensure that your Fire District is fully prepared; both in equipment and manpower to mitigate any emergency caused by this large storm. We implore all residents and guests staying in Zone A, that have yet to evacuate, to do so prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds arriving this afternoon. There are several shelters open throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties that are prepared to receive you and your family prior to the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. If you fail to evacuate in time, and tropical storm force winds are upon us, we ask that you shelter in place with safety items and communication devices close at hand. The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District stops responding to all calls when we have sustained winds of 45mph and greater. This means that if you have an emergency or a need, we may be unable to assist you until the life threat to our responders has been reduced. We ask that citizens in our area remain vigilant and to report any issues to the Fire District on our non-emergent line (843.651.5143). If you have any emergency or life threat, we ask that you call 9-1-1 immediately. The men and women of the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District stand ready to support our community throughout Hurricane Dorian. -The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District