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Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 7 - 11, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases, mosquito spraying and road construction for the week of November 7-11, 2016.

Mosquito Map 11/7

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Outdoor Burn Ban Issued for Horry County

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government has initiated another outdoor burning ban effective until further notice for unincorporated Horry County.

The ban has been placed due to low relative humidity, dry ground conditions, density of houses, and the continued presence of widespread vegetative debris caused by Hurricane Matthew.  Outdoor burning is strictly prohibited until further notice, such burning if it occurs would be in violation of law.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.



Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas:

  • November 3 – South/Southeast of Loris-Cedar Branch Road, Hemingway Road, Williamson Circle Road areas and Highway 905 area between Red Bluff Road and Loop Circle
  • November 4 – Wampee/Hwy 57 area (near Little River)-Highway 90 area between Monica Drive and Bell Road and Highway 905 area between Old Pireway Road and Highway 22.

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 7 p.m. and dusk weather permitting. 

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.  In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000



Horry County to Pick Up Bulk Debris in Targeted Areas

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County will begin curbside removal of bulk household debris from targeted flood stricken areas within unincorporated Horry County.  The county plans to conduct one pass of the areas along county maintained roads that have been identified over the last month from flood-height data, door-to-door assessments and flyover surveys.  Bulk debris such as carpeting, sofas, furniture, mattresses, drywall and other demolition materials should be placed in the right-of-way for removal in separate piles from any vegetative/woody debris.  Horry County will announce the targeted areas that the trucks will be in and will provide advance notice of curbside pickup through door-hangers and social media posts.

Home owners in need of assistance with removing flood damaged items should register at www.myrtlebeachdisasterrelief.com.  The home will be evaluated and a volunteer group will be assigned to assist.  Volunteers will help bring the debris to the right-of-way for the debris trucks to remove.

Horry County estimates that over 500 homes throughout the county have been impacted by flooding.  This number of homes is expected to rise as assessment teams continue to move into other flooded areas. 

To date, residents have self-hauled over 5,000 cubic yards of debris.

Residents impacted by the flood may still self-haul their bulky household debris to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s landfill or recycling convenience centers at no charge.  Bulk items should be separated from the vegetative/woody debris caused by the storm as well as other household items like paints, solvents, and garbage.  Information on those locations can be found at www.solidwasteauthority.org.                                                                       

Horry County continues to collect vegetative debris on county-maintained roads with two complete passes planned over the next several weeks and has also set-up a debris management hotline at (843) 340-9536.  It is available daily to provide information to residents who have questions or concerns about debris management operations.  The hotline is staffed by Horry County representatives from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Please continue to check the Horry County website for additional information and updates on the debris removal process. 



Limited Outdoor Burn Ban Reinstated

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government has initiated another outdoor burning ban effective until further notice in the unincorporated areas of Horry County in the following locations:

All properties east of US Highway 31 (the beach side); and
All properties east of Highway 17 in Little River to the state line; and
All properties on the south end east of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to the Georgetown County line.

The ban has been reinstated due to low relative humidity, dry ground conditions, density of houses, proximity to municipal limits, and the continued presence of widespread vegetative debris caused by Hurricane Matthew. Outdoor burning is strictly prohibited in these areas until further notice, such burning if it occurs would be in violation of law.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.



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