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Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 2 - November 6, 2015

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases, mosquito spraying schedule, and road construction for the week of November 2-6, 2015.

Mosquito Spraying Maps: 

 

 



Horry County Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Horry County will begin mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas:

Monday, November 2

Hills Island to South Highway 905 (see map)

Tuesday, November 3

Red Bluff (see map)

Wednesday, November 4

Pauley Swamp & Gilbert Road (see map)

Thursday, November 5

Knotty Branch to Pitch Landing (see map)

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 7 p.m. - dusk and ground operations from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Thursday 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.



Horry County Office to Close for Veterans Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veteran’s Day.  Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.



Still Time to Register for the Horry County Community Day Cleanup!

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 12-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.  A list of the locations are as follows:

  1. Little River/NMB – North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Highway 57 South
  2. Carolina Forest – Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd.
  3. Myrtle Beach – Olin Blanton Building, 1201 21st Avenue North
  4. Fantasy Harbour – Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Pkwy
  5. South Strand – South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane
  6. Socastee – Socastee Yacht Basin & Park, 4351 Peachtree Road
  7. Bucksport – James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road
  8. CCU/Conway – Conway Medical Center (Administration Building), 300 Singleton Ridge Road
  9. City of Conway – Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road
  10. Loris – Loris Nature Park, 300 Loris Lions Road
  11. Green Sea/Floyds – Green Sea/Floyds Library & Senior Center, 5331 Highway 9
  12. Aynor – Aynor Town Park, 600 S. Main Street

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party on the back lawn of the Historic Horry County Courthouse in Conway (1201 3rd Avenue) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to and displayed at the courthouse.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 2nd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-7893 or EMAIL her. 



Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Comes to Conway

Conway, South Carolina – A mobile FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has begun operations in the parking lot of the Horry County Government & Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  The unit will be in place seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist individuals in the Conway area who have sustained a loss (major or minor) from the flash floods as well as the ongoing flooding issues. FEMA is urging people who have not already registered for assistance to call 800-621-3362 and FEMA field inspectors will be sent to those properties to do a damage assessment within 2-10 days. FEMA officials want everyone to know that they don’t have to wait for an inspector to begin clean up. FEMA field inspectors will carry proper credentials (IDs) so they can be easily identified. Any questions relating to the authenticity of a FEMA representative, can call Horry County Emergency Management for verification at (843) 915-5150.

The other two FEMA DRC locations are still in operation in the following locations:

  • North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Highway 57 South, Little River
  • South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach

These DRCs are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. and are staffed by personnel able to assist Horry County citizens with: answers to questions, referrals to agencies that may be able to provide further assistance, housing assistance and rental information, crisis counseling, disaster related legal services, disaster related unemployment, assistance through the Small Business Administration, status of applications being processed by FEMA, and other valuable services. FEMA also encourages people to document, document and document. The more photos and information you can provide, the better. Also keep a record of your receipts if you have to go out and buy supplies for cleaning or repairs.

Some disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and flooding in South Carolina may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying they are ineligible for disaster assistance.

If that happens, do not be alarmed or discouraged. It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a decision regarding an applicant’s disaster assistance.

Several reasons exist for why flood survivors receive ineligibility determination letters and yet may be eligible for assistance. For example, the applicant may still need to:

  • Return insurance information;
  • Provide information to prove occupancy or ownership of the damaged property;
  • Fill out all necessary paperwork; or
  • Complete and return the U.S. Small Business Administration loan application.    

Applicants with insurance should contact their insurance company and ask for a settlement letter detailing exactly what is covered under their claim. They should mail insurance settlement information to FEMA – Individuals & Households Program, National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055. 

Flood survivors have up to 12 months from the date they registered with FEMA to submit insurance information for review. FEMA cannot provide money to individuals or households for losses already covered by insurance. 

FEMA reminds applicants to return the completed SBA loan application even if they choose to decline the loan. Completing the loan application is a necessary step if applicants are to be considered for some other forms of disaster assistance.

Applicants who wish to appeal a decision may do so in writing within 60 days from the date the ineligibility letter was received. Guidelines for appeals can be found in the Applicant’s Handbook sent to everyone who registered with FEMA. 

Ineligibility Letters

Flood survivors who need to update their application information or have any questions about disaster assistance can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.  Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time, seven days a week until further notice. Individuals with hearing difficulties can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585. Applicants may also register online at with any computer, smartphone or tablet at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.” Survivors may also choose to visit a Horry County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).



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