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On October 13, 2016
Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 12 p.m.
Hurricane Matthew Update: HORRY COUNTY BEGINS PICKING UP DEBRIS
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County is beginning its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. As a part of this process, the County has activated the debris management plan. Residents along county maintained roads are asked to place vegetative storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way immediately, as trucks will begin debris removal operations on Friday, October 14, 2016.
The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. The County’s curbside debris program will only remove vegetative debris (woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery). Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way, only loose debris will be collected. Any construction & demolition or other debris resulting from Hurricane Matthew, should be taken to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Landfill located at 1886 Highway 90 in Conway.
Do not place debris near water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only vegetative debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice.
The County’s contracted crews will begin around the South Strand and Socastee areas.
Please check the Horry County website for additional information and updates on the debris removal process. For more information, please call the County’s debris hotline at (843) 340-9536. It will be staffed from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. daily.
October 13, 2016
Hurricane Matthew Update:
A CodeRed message was sent from the Horry County Emergency Operations Center this morning alerting the residents of Bucksport about the flooding. Please see below for the message:
"Properties near and around Bucksport Road, from the river to the James R. Frazier Recreation Center, are reporting flooding due to the Pee Dee River.
Horry County Fire Rescue crews and the Horry County Police are in your community assisting those that need to evacuate their property. We encourage people to leave now and report to the James R. Frazier Recreation Center. Please call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 for assistance."
Time: 10 a.m.
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On October 12, 2016
The U.S. Small Business Administration has added more counties to the disaster declaration in North and South Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew that began on Oct. 4, 2016.
The disaster declaration now covers the counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Hoke,Johnston, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Robeson, Wayne and Wilson in North Carolina, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Brunswick, Chowan, Craven, Duplin, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, Moore, Northampton, Pamlico, Pender, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Wake, Warren, and Washington in North Carolina; Dillon, Horry and Marlboro in South Carolina.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.
Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 4 p.m.
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