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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County to Hold Press Conference

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County officials will hold a press conference this evening (Tuesday, October 6) at 6 p.m., in the Horry County Emergency Operations Center, located in the ML Brown Public Safety Building at 2560 N. Main Street in Conway.

The press conference will cover the current status of county operations and future issues we may face with the rising river levels.

Horry County Continues Damage Assessment

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County continues the damage assessment process for both residential/commercial structures in the unincorporated areas. Horry County Public Works and Stormwater Department are also doing damage assessment on both the paved and unpaved road network. The Horry County Engineering Department will be on the beaches tomorrow surveying beach erosion along our coast. It could take several days to compile a countywide assessment for the number of structures affected and the estimated cost damage throughout out area.


The Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor those subdivisions that are still impacted by the flood waters and have first responders on stand-by for those residents that need assistance evacuating their homes. Residents are encouraged to call 911 for evacuation assistance.


The county continues to monitor the river levels along the Waccamaw River and those communities that are impacted and will become impacted with the rising levels. Numerous homeowners have self-evacuated and others are choosing to stay in their homes. Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County Police and the Department of Natural Resources continue to monitor those communities and will provides assistance as needed including assistance with evacuations. Officials are deterring people from site seeing in those locations by car and by boat. Boat wakes can cause additional damage to property and people are highly encouraged to stay away unless you are a property owner.


For more information, please call the Horry County Emergency Management Department at (843) 915-5150.

Horry County Map of Current Road Closures

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government reminds citizens and visitors to visit our website at to view a map of the most current road closures in the county.  The map includes closures for Horry County (unincorporated), city and state roads.  This map is being updated as new information becomes available.

Enterprise Road Has Closed Again to Through Traffic

Conway, South Carolina – Now that the water has receded on Bay Road, the contractors have closed Enterprise Road again to through traffic. All motorists should use Bay Road.

Horry County Recycling Centers

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government does not provide daily curbside pickup, citizens in the unincorporated areas of Horry County should take all flooding related debris to one of the 24 Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Service Centers.  A list of locations and hours can be found on their website.  Other suggestions of what you can do include:

  • Stay tuned to local media for information regarding debris cleanup and recycling center hours.
  • If you live within the limits of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Surfside Beach or Conway, please contact them for debris removal information.
  • Call professionals to remove large uprooted trees/limbs.
  • When removing flooding debris yourself, please use proper safety equipment such as heavy gloves, goggles, breathing masks and boots.

For more information on the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, please contact them at 843-347-1651.