Hurricane Florence Recovery

Horry County is dedicated to helping our residents affected by Hurricane Florence throughout the disaster, from emergency updates to recovery and rebuilding. The following information is for those who have experienced flood damage to their homes or businesses and need information on repairing, rebuilding, or have emergency needs like shelter and food.

Business Information

Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Horry County business owners may qualify for federal tax relief. The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies automatic filing and payment relief. Affected taxpayers who have a business located outside the covered disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request federal tax relief. Information and applications can be found here.

South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR): The SCDOR will work with taxpayers, on a case-by-case basis, and will waive any penalties assessed against a taxpayer who cannot meet state filing or payment requirements as a result of Hurricane Florence, not applicable to current collection matters, including payments due during the relief period under any payment plan previously entered into with the SCDOR. Visit SCDOR to apply.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief Loans: Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is  Nov. 20, 2018 . Details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to

Unemployment: If your employees’ jobs were affected by Hurricane Florence, direct them to and click the “MyBenefits” Login in the top right corner to apply through the unemployment insurance (UI) benefits system. For help, call 1-866-831-1724. The deadline for applying is October 24, 2018 – 30 calendar days from the date that DEW announced the availability of DUA in the county.

Resources for Businesses

Information and resources for local business owners can be found at  Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.