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On January 29, 2014
in Animal Care Center, Events, Public Safety
On January 28, 2014
in Airport, Closings
Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Airport Status Update as of 5 p.m.
Myrtle Beach International Airport
· January 28, 2014 – Commercial airlines operating in/out of MYR have cancelled all flights for the reminder of the day
· January 29, 2014 – In preparation for severe weather, commercial airlines have begun delaying/cancelling flights for tomorrow morning
· Horry County Department of Airports is asking all passengers to check with their respective airlines (via the airlines 1-800 # or website) about the status of their upcoming flights, prior coming to the airport
Loris Twin City Airport
· January 28, 2014 – Horry County Department of Airports has issued a notice to airman that Loris Twin Cities Airport (5J9) is closed as a result of weather conditions
On January 28, 2014
in Closings, Emergencies, General
January 28, 2014
Conway, South Carolina –Horry County has moved to Operating Condition Level 1(OPCON 1) in preparation of wintry weather over the next couple of days. OPCON 1 level means an emergency situation is in effect.
• All family, circuit, magistrate, probate, and magistrate jury courts will be cancelled for Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
On January 28, 2014
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-Myrtle Beach International Airport latest flight cancellations for 1/28/14, due to weather, at Myrtle Beach International Airport:
Delta Air Lines
· Flight 4888 - Atlanta
· Flight 5443 - Atlanta
· Flight 5201 - Atlanta
· Flight 4067 - Charlotte
· Flight 2798 - Charlotte
· Flight 2717 - Charlotte
· Flight 2874 - Charlotte
Travellers are encouraged to contact their airlines, NOT Myrtle Beach International Airport, about the status of their flights.
On January 27, 2014
in Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina –Horry County has moved to Operating Condition Level 3 (OPCON 3) in preparation of wintry weather over the next couple of days. OPCON 3 level means an emergency situation is likely or imminent. In preparation of the winter storm, Horry County Emergency Management will open the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on a partial basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, until further notice. Emergency Support Functions that will report to the EOC are transportation, public works, fire/rescue, procurement, mass care, law enforcement, communications, airport and utilities. Once the EOC opens, Horry County will move to Operating Condition Level 1 (OPCON 1). OPCON 1 level means an emergency situation is in effect.
Also, all Horry County offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, January 28, except essential personnel who should report to duty as directed. Other county cancellations for Tuesday, January 28, include:
Horry County will begin to experience a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, with conditions deteriorating throughout the day and evening to include sustained winds of 20 MPH. Snow may begin around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, and last throughout the day on Wednesday, January 29. Western parts of Horry County could see 2-4 inches of sleet/snow and ice levels on local roads could reach 1/3 to ½ inch throughout the winter storm event, which could create dangerous driving conditions and potential power outages from knocked down tree limbs.
Horry County Public Works will begin treating heavily travelled, county-maintained roads and bridges with sand as needed and will be prepared to remove any debris that may fall in the roadways.
Horry County Emergency Management urges everyone to continue proper precautions such as:
· Citizens unaccustomed to dealing with life-threatening aspects of severe cold should remember to keep exposure to cold weather to a minimum. Frostbite is harmful and painful. Hypothermia, or low body temperature, can be lethal, and it is particularly hard on infants and the elderly. When the weather turns cold, don't go outdoors unless you have to. If you must go out, dress in layers and cover your ears, head and hands. Remember, high wind speeds dramatically increase the effects of cold temperatures by increasing the "wind chill factor."
· Stock up on heating fuel and prepare emergency heating sources, such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters. (WARNING: Never burn charcoal briquettes indoors.)
· Remember the usual emergency supplies: a flashlight and batteries, a battery-powered radio, extra non-perishable food and water, extra medicines and baby items, and first-aid supplies.
· Freezing temperatures can burst water pipes in homes that lack heat or proper insulation. Wrap exposed pipes or take other measure to insulate them from the cold.
· Prepare a place indoors for pets. Move farm animals to shelters and have extra feed and water available.
· Be aware of possible carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire if using alternative sources for electricity, heating or cooking.
· Residents are encouraged to check on elderly and at-risk neighbors and relatives due to the increased potential for power outages and cold temperatures.
· Use caution when traveling on roads.
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