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Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect

May 28, 2016

Time: 4:30 p.m.

 

Conway, South Carolina –In anticipation of possible effects on Horry County from Tropical Storm Bonnie, the National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning this evening for parts of the southeastern coast to include Horry County.  A tropical storm warning means that conditions are expected somewhere within the specific coastal area within 36 hours.

Emergency management officials urge citizens and our many visitors who are here for the Memorial Day weekend to have their preparations in place. This particular storm is anticipated to bring between 1-3 inches of rain over the next several days, but winds will remain low. Motorists and urged to use extreme caution when traveling as roads will be slick and ponding could occur.Also rip currents along the coast of Horry County could pose a moderate threat. It is advised to swim near a lifeguard and remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. If you become caught in a rip current, yell for help and remain calm. Do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly. 

Additional information can be found on Horry County’s website at http://emd.horrycounty.org.



Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Horry County

Date: May 27, 2016

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Tropical Depression #2 Update

Conway, South Carolina –In anticipation of possible effects on Horry County from Tropical Depression #2, the National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning this evening for parts of the southeastern coast to include Horry County.  A tropical storm warning means that conditions are expected somewhere within the specific coastal area within 36 hours.

Emergency management officials urge citizens and our many visitors who are here for the Memorial Day weekend to have their preparations in place. This particular storm is anticipated to bring between 2-4 inches of rain over the next several days, but winds will remain low. Motorists and urged to use extreme caution when traveling as roads will be slick and ponding could occur.

Additional driving tips include:

  • First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather.
  • Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
  • Maintain proper following distance (3 Second Rule). This needs to be increased in wet weather.
  • Drive in the tracks of a car ahead of you.
  • Don't follow large trucks or busses too closely. The spray created by their large tires reduces your vision. Take care when passing them as well; if you must pass, do so quickly and safely.
  • Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you.

Additional information can be found on Horry County’s website.



Horry County Government Weekly Update for May 30 - June 3, 2016

Click HERE for A listing of Horry County's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of May 30-June 3, 2016.



Aynor Library to Close for Utility Work

 

Conway, South Carolina – The Aynor branch of the Horry County Memorial Library located at 500 9th Avenue in Aynor will be closed Tuesday, May 31, 2016, to allow for utilty work.

Patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other branches located throughout Horry County.  Branch locations, hours, events, and much more can be found on the library’s website at http://horry.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default.

For more infromation, contact the Horry County Memorial Library administrative offices at 843-915-5285.



Horry County Government Weekly Update for May 23-27,2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of May 23-27, 2016.



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