Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On October 13, 2015
Click HERE for information on tax relief for flooding victims from the South Carolina Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service.
On October 12, 2015
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 2 due to continuing flooding issues. OPCON 2 means that the flooding continues to pose a serious threat to Horry County, but the situation is stabilizing.
The Horry County Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24 hours a day. Horry County Police and the South Carolina National Guard continue to staff the 14 security checkpoints along the Waccamaw River around the clock. In addition, The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Horry County Police and the United States Coast Guard will continue to provide boat patrols along the Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway.
To date, over 1,800 Horry County residents have applied for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s assistance.
Additional flooding information can be found on Horry County’s official website.
For more information, contact Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150.
Conway, South Carolina-Although there have been no reports of fraudulent activity in Horry County, it is important for residents to exercise diligence as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives and other disaster response teams begin to enter our area. Please keep in mind, FEMA employees DO NOT solicit or accept money from disaster survivors. Many legitimate disaster assistance employees may visit your property such as insurance agents, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams and inspectors.
Here are some tips to remember to safeguard against fraud:
To further protect against fraud, citizens are encouraged to always use licensed and bonded contractors and ask for credentials. Use South Carolina contractors if you can. To find out if a contractor is licensed in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s website and look under contractors and residential home builders or call (803) 896-4696.
Remember, disaster survivors in Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland or Williamsburg counties may be eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.
Individuals and households in those counties can register for FEMA Individual Assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.FEMA.gov or by calling the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (central time) and assistance is available in multiple languages.
On October 9, 2015
Conway, South Carolina-The following American Red Cross shelters are set to close at 7 p.m. this evening (October 9, 2015):
· Risen Christ Lutheran Church
· Beach Church
· First United Methodist Church of Conway
If further sheltering is needed, efforts will be coordinated with the American Red Cross.
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