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Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 19-23, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, holiday closures, and road construction for the week of November 19-23, 2018.

Horry County Announces Date for Final Stage of Debris Removal-Residents Reminded to Place Flood-Damaged Debris in the County Right-of-Way

Conway, SC (November 16, 2018)— In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Horry County Government is entering the final stage of debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county.  The County’s contracted crews have completed several passes through communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they are now set to begin their final pass to clean up any remaining debris in these same communities.

The County has established a final debris set-out date of Monday, November 26th, 2018.  Residents that live on a county-maintained road and still have flood-damaged debris need to bring it to the county’s right-of-way by 11/26.  Any debris that is placed in the right-of-way in front of residents’ homes after 11/26 may not be picked up by the county’s contractors because they will be making a single “final pass” through all flood-damaged communities.

As a reminder, Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort even if it is placed in the county right-of-way prior to 11/26. 

Likewise, any debris that is placed outside the county’s right-of-way will not be collected during the contractor’s final pass.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during the final pass for debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at 

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by this event. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until debris removal operations are complete.  The hotline will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, but callers will be able to leave a message. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances, and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.


Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 12-16, 2018

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Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Update

Conway, SC (November 9, 2018)—Horry County Government is continuing to assist with the recovery effort following Hurricane Florence.

The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Unit continues to operate in Horry County. The DRC is staffed by members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Small Business Association (SBA) and open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Here is a list of centers operating in Horry County:

  • Bucksport, James R. Frazier Community Center, open through November 10, 2018
  • Little River, North Strand Recreation Center, open November 13 through November 15, 2018
  • Socastee, South Strand Recreation Center, open November 16, 17, 19, and 20, 2018.

It is not too late to apply for assistance. The deadline to register for aid through FEMA – for uninsured or underinsured damage or losses due to Hurricane Florence – has been extended to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018Horry County encourages anyone who needs disaster recovery assistance to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply. Survivors can also call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM local time seven days a week until further notice, or go online at

For more information on recovery resources following Hurricane Florence, visit our website.