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Meeting Advisory: House Opioid Study Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Conway

Meeting Advisory: House Opioid Study Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Conway
Will receive testimony from invited speakers and welcomes public participation
  
WHO: The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee is tasked with developing recommendations identifying preventive measures and increasing treatment and recovery options to better protect South Carolinians from opioid abuse.
 
WHAT: The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee will hold a public hearing in Conway, SC, to hear public testimony regarding personal experiences and the impact of the opioid epidemic. After the invited guests have concluded, members of the public will also be given the opportunity to address the Study Committee (see additional information).* 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
WHERE: Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway, SC 29526
Upon entrance through the atrium, participants should go left into the Administration Wing of the building and Council Chambers is located on the second floor at the top of the stairs.
 
*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Members of the public who wish to provide testimony are welcome to attend and sign in upon arrival. If the two hour time limit expires before an individual has the opportunity to give his/her remarks, written testimony can be submitted for review via email. The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee has provided a framework for testimony that can be found here.
 



Mosquito Spraying Schedule For September 6, 2017

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas: 

  • September 6 – Highway 90 area between Wildhorse Drive & Old Wampee Road 

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting.  
 
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals.  Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying.  In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
 
To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies.  In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000.

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Horry County Government Weekly Update for September 4-8, 2017

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, mosquito spraying, releases and road closures for the week of September 4-8, 2017.

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Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas: 

  • August 30-Emery & Freemont Road areas 

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting.  
 
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals.  Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying.  In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
 
To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies.  In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000.

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Horry County Moves to OPCON 5

Date: 29 August 2017

Time: 8 a.m.

Subtropical Storm 10 Update:

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 5, which is normal operating conditions, as of this morning. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center was not opened however Horry Emergency Management is available for questions, concerns, etc. 

Beachgoers should continue to heed the advice of lifeguards as the National Weather Service still lists our area under a moderate rip current risk. This means that beachgoers should swim close to lifeguards and obey the flag warning system. 

Residents in low lying or flood prone areas along the Waccamaw River are advised to monitor the water levels closely as the National Weather Service river forecast has the river peaking at 11’5” on Thursday, August 31, 2017. 

Drivers are cautioned to NEVER DRIVE THROUGH WATER!  It only takes a small amount of water to sweep a vehicle away. 

For more information, call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 or visit Horry County’s website. Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



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