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Officials remind businesses to prep for reentry

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Before people can return to a residence or business after an evacuation, they'll have to pass a reentry checkpoint. The reentry process begins once officials give the all clear after an evacuation order.

"Reentry is an important part of your plan for your family and your business. Obviously to get out in an evacuation is very important, but so is how to get back in. There was a huge problem after Hurricane Hugo back in 1989 with reentry and we recognized that a long time ago as well," said Randy Webster with Horry County Emergency Management.

Government officials, first responders and utility workers are the first ones cleared for access. The next wave of people to reenter will be business owners and key employees.

Before that happens, officials at each checkpoint will require a couple of things. One is a document signed by a business owner or supervisor that lists all key employees. These should be members of the staff that are essential to getting a business back up and running.

Every listed employee should carry a copy of this and everyone should have a valid form of identification, like a driver's license.

"Just helps verify the process because there's going to be a lot of confusion. This part of the reentry is to get employees essential to your business back in to get it up and running again," explained Webster.

The City of Myrtle Beach follows the same reentry guidelines, however, they ask businesses within the city's limits to submit a reentry registration form in advance.  According to city officials, they've already had several employers already submit their forms this year.

Visit this website for a copy of the reentry registration form.

The third wave during the reentry process is when people are allowed back into their homes with a valid form of identification and in some cases, a utility bill to show proof of residence in the reentry area.

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