Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On September 28, 2018
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 and the Phone Bank is operational (843-915-5150) to assist residents and visitors with questions.
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On September 28, 2018
in County News
Horry County taxpayers will soon receive property tax bills for the 2018 tax year. These tax notices reflect property values as of December 31, 2017, prior to damages from Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding. Adjustments for any damage as a result of the storm are made for the upcoming 2019 tax year, which is based on the condition of a property as of December 31, 2018.
Appealing this year’s bill for flood damage will not result in a reduction in the immediate 2018 tax bill, but would be applicable for 2019. Forms to file an appeal for 2019 will be available in early January. Property owners who believe they qualify for a reduction in 2019 must file an appeal for the reduction to be considered. Horry County will review all of the 2019 appeals so that next year’s bill reflects the correct value for properties that had storm damage that was not repaired prior to December 31, 2018. Tax payment deadlines are set by the State, not the County.
Horry County Assessor Larry Roscoe stated, “We know this is a difficult time for everyone impacted by the storm and flood, but much of the relief efforts that have assisted so many are funded by our property tax dollars. Our tax system runs in arrears, so when we have an unfortunate event so close to the tax mailing, it appears as if the county is adding an extra burden to some who are already suffering, but that is never our intent. Our office will be working closely with those who would like to file an appeal in 2019 to help them navigate the process.”
On September 27, 2018
These shelters are currently open for flood evacuees:
Loris United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad Street, Loris
Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway
Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
Weather permitting, Horry County will be conducting the following mosquito spraying:
Aerial spraying(begins approximately 30-minutes prior to sunset):
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies.
Horry County residents (ONLY) can request spraying and/or report bee colonies by visiting our website at www.horrycounty.org or by calling the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000.
On September 24, 2018
Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Stormwater will be conducting ground spraying (from trucks) weather permitting in the following areas:
Morning and evening truck spraying will continue at various locations throughout the County.
In addition, aerial spraying later in the week is anticipated. Locations and timing are to be determined.
To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000.
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