Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On January 4, 2018
All courts (Family Court, Circuit Court, and Magistrate courts) remain closed.
The most up-to-date information on Horry County Government operations can be found on the County’s website at www.horrycounty.org.
On January 3, 2018
in Closings, Emergencies
Conway, South Carolina – In preparation for the anticipated winter storm, all Horry County Government offices including all Horry County Memorial Libraries, all courts (Family Court, Circuit Court, and Magistrate courts), the Horry County Museum, and the Horry County Community Centers will be closing today at noon. Public Safety operations will continue on a normal schedule.
The Myrtle Beach International Airport will remain operational unless conditions warrant otherwise.
The most up-to-date information on Horry County Government operations can be found on the County’s website.
On January 3, 2018
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has moved to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in preparation for the anticipated winter storm. OPCON 4 puts Horry County on “Alert” status, which means county officials are constantly monitoring the situation and have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and local municipalities. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective from 11 a.m. Wednesday morning through 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Anticipated impacts include two to three inches of snow and the potential for ice, especially near the coast, making travel dangerous.
Residents of Horry County should continue winter safety precautions, including:
For more information on winter weather safety tips for your family and pets, please log onto the American Red Cross website at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm.
On January 2, 2018
in Emergencies, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Emergency Management Department is monitoring the winter weather conditions that are possible for our area. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch effective from 6 a.m. Wednesday morning through 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Anticipated impacts include heavy mixed precipitation (snow and/or ice) for portions of northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina.
Citizens are encouraged to drive safely during rainy conditions:
Horry County Emergency Management Division also urges everyone to continue proper precautions for cold weather such as:
For more information on winter weather safety tips for your family and pets, please log onto the American Red Cross website.
On January 1, 2018
in County News
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and increased wind speeds. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 742-0881.
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