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On November 29, 2016
in Airport, Emergencies, Events, General, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.
The MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s ability to respond to a mass casualty/fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Horry County Department of Airports, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport. The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or access in those locations.
The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field will be contained entirely within the security fence at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash. The community should be advised there is no need for concern.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement.
For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 353-1431.
On November 28, 2016
in Emergencies, General
Conway, South Carolina –In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Horry County has collected a total of more than 106,000 cubic yards of storm debris in unincorporated areas. This includes nearly 90,000 cubic yards of woody debris countywide and over 16,000 cubic yards of bulk debris from flooded areas. There are 21 trucks throughout unincorporated areas along with tree cutting crews removing hazardous hanging limbs and leaning trees that are in the right-of-way.
The County has established a final set-out date for debris of Monday, November 28th, 2016. Residents of the county who still have fallen trees or flood debris need to bring it to the right-of-way by that date. If you set out debris after November 28, Horry County cannot guarantee that the debris will be removed in front of your house by the debris trucks. This includes bulk debris if you are in a flooded area and woody debris countywide.
The County’s contractors will begin a final sweep of the County over the next several weeks starting today.
Important Dates to Remember
Residents who need assistance with removing flood damaged items or fallen trees can get assistance from volunteer groups by registering at www.myrtlebeachdisasterrelief.com. Your home will be evaluated, and a volunteer group will be assigned to assist you. The volunteers will help bring the debris to the right-of-way, then the County’s debris trucks will remove it.
It is important that you act now to bring your debris to the curbside.
Horry County has also set-up a debris management hotline at 843-340-9536. It is available daily to provide information to residents who have questions or concerns about debris management operations. The hotline is staffed by a Horry County representative from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
On November 23, 2016
in Weekly Update
Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases, and road construction for the week of November 28-December 2, 2016.
REVISED UPDATE #1
On November 23, 2016
in Events, General
Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful will recognize volunteer groups, individuals, and partners for their efforts to reduce litter and beautify our county Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
The recipients of the 2016 Awards are as Follows:
Outstanding Business Award Gator Bait Adventures
Outstanding Non-Profit Award Loris Garden Club
Wildlife Action Inc.
Outstanding School Award Burgess Elementary School
River Oaks Elementary School
Seaside Elementary School
Outstanding Community Award City of Conway Parks & Recreation
Beautify Carolina Forest
Beautification Award Yaupon Garden Club
Achievement in Waste Reduction Dixie Anderson, SCDOT
Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe
Outstanding Litter Prevention
Program Waccamaw Riverkeeper – Cleanup Local Waterways Initiative
Outstanding Leadership in
Litter Prevention Gary Logue
Horry County Litter Control
For more information on the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee, contact Nancy Tindal at 843-915-5340.
On November 18, 2016
Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government is proud to be a part of the 2016 US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign once again this year. Drop boxes will be available at the following County offices:
The US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program distributes new, unwrapped toys to needy children ages 0 -12 years old in Horry County.
Boxes will be in the above locations by November 22, 2016, and Horry County will be collecting toys until December 16, 2016.
Please note that Horry County is NOT a distribution point and cannot take requests for toys. Requests to receive toys through the program should be directed to the local Toys for Tots website.
For more information on Horry County Government’s involvement in Toys for Tots, contact Kelly Lee Brosky at 843-915-5390.
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