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Horry County Debris Removal Efforts Continue – First Pass Complete

Conway, South Carolina (November 2, 2018)—Horry County Government continues debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county in the wake of Hurricane Florence.   The County’s contracted crews have completed their “first pass” in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they will continue making additional passes to collect flood-damaged white goods, household hazardous waste, and remaining C&D debris from the county’s roads. 

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.  A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at horrycounty.org. 

Residents along eligible county-maintained roads are reminded to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as possible to allow the county’s contractors to complete their final passes through flood-damaged communities in the coming weeks.  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.

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. 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 further notice. 

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.

The contractor will make several passes and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.  Any residents that feel that flood-damaged debris in their community has not been addressed been should call the debris hotline at 843-915-7777.

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

 

 



FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Locations

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will visit Horry County over the next three weeks in the following locations:

  • October 15-18, 2018, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-James P. Stevens Building, 3817 Walnut Street, Loris, SC 29569
  • October 19-23, 2018, Friday-Tuesday (Closed Sunday), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57 S, Little River, SC 29566
  • October 24-27, 2018, Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-Horry County Cooperative Extension, 1949 Industrial Park Drive, Conway, 29526
  • October 29-November 1, 2018, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the locations to assist survivors.

Alternatively, homeowners, renters, and business owners can check eligibility for federal, state, and voluntary agency disaster assistance by:

  • Visiting www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585); or
  • Using the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices at fema.gov/mobile-app.


Horry County Continuing with Debris Removal Efforts in Flooded Areas

Conway, South Carolina (October 16, 2018)—Horry County Government continues debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county in the wake of Hurricane Florence.   The County’s contracted crews continue to make progress in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way.

Horry County is only picking up storm debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding.  A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at horrycounty.org. 

Residents along these county-maintained roads are reminded to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as they are able.  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.

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. 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 further notice. 

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.

The contractor will make several passes and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.  Any residents that feel that flood-damaged debris in their community has not been addressed been should call the debris hotline at 843-915-7777.

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

 

 

 



Horry County Debris Hotline Activated

Horry County Government has established a debris hotline for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. In addition, Horry County has a map of the impacted areas that will be serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, located at horrycounty.org. Horry County will only be picking up storm debris along county-maintained roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding.  

The County’s contracted crews will begin today in the flooded areas from the State Line to Highway 9 including the Aberdeen area, and then they will move south of Highway 9 to cover Polo Farms, Tallwood Drive, and the Starbluff Area. The crews will continue, making several passes, working their way from the north end of the County to the south end, following the receding water. 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 horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Information

Conway, SC (October 5, 2018)—Horry County Government has received a number of questions about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation program which can fund property acquisition programs or “buy-outs.” These programs have not yet been initiated or funded in Horry County following Hurricane Florence.

FEMA and the state of South Carolina must first begin the process by announcing that funding is available based on the amount of sustained damages. At this point in the recovery process, Horry County is still assessing the damage from Hurricane Florence in our communities. If a buyout program is put in place, it is long and complex. Demand from homeowners seeking buyouts is typically greater than the amount of funding available. In the event that one of these programs is initiated, FEMA typically provides 75 percent of the money for property buyouts and states work with local communities to fund the remainder and administer the process. A homeowner cannot apply directly to the federal government for a buyout. Rather, after a disaster, state and local officials identify where hazard mitigation projects like buyouts make the most sense given the funding available from FEMA.

There are disaster relief efforts in place to assist residents impacted by flooding.  Residents affected by Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding can apply to FEMA for assistance by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov. Alternatively, citizens may call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362. Individuals with a speech disability or hearing loss may use TTY by calling 1-800-462-7585. Individuals utilizing a 711 or video relay service (VRS) may call 1-800-621-3362. The FEMA National Processing Service Center is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Residents impacted by flooding can also reach out to the Waccamaw VOAD for assistance from local volunteer organizations by visiting disasterhelp.me or sending an email to impactmb.org. 

Horry County has established a webpage dedicated to Hurricane Florence Recovery Resources at www.horrycounty.org/FlorenceRecovery.



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