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Hurricane Matthew Update: Horry County Beings Picking Up Debris

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.



Hurricane Matthew Update: Flooding in Bucksport

October 13, 2016

11 a.m.

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."

 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 13, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Date: October 13, 2016

Time: 10 a.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • Due to flooding, security checkpoints have been established by the Horry County Police along the Waccamaw & Little Pee Dee Rivers as follows:
  • Bucksville Landing--Landing Rd. Conway, SC
    • Cox Ferry Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Dead Ridge Road
    • Drowning Creek Drive
    • Ed Smith Ave.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Folly Rd.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Grey Oaks Rd.-Conway SC
    • Highway 76 @ Sand Plant Road
    • Highway 76 @ Howard Road
    • Huggins Landing Road
    • Hughes Landing
    • Jackson Bluff Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Lees Landing Rd. (north end)-Conway SC
    • Lees Landing Rd.-Conway SC
    • Luck Road (end)
    • Old Camp Road
    • Pee Dee road near Floyd Page Road
    • Pitch Landing Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Riverside Dr.-Conway, SC
    • River Rd.--Myrtle Beach SC
    • Rosewood Dr.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Savannah Bluff--Waccamaw Dr.-Conway, SC
    • Shady Grove
    • Smith Blvd.- Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Based on river forecasts, the Waccamaw River will crest at 17 feet late Monday.  Road impacts along the river will include additional road closures.  Road closures may change as river levels change.
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will continue boat patrols on flooded rivers.
  • There are 104 road closures mostly due to flooding. Click HERE for a map of County road closures. For state road conditions, click HERE. Check back often as conditions can change.
  • As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 632 structures, mainly residential properties.  These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $18.7 million.  The only remaining portions are the flooded areas which will be as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Although the state burning ban has been lifted, Horry County Fire Rescue HIGHLY discourages any burning at least through the end of the weekend.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers are all open today. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris.  If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.  If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • There are currently 58 individuals at the Beach Church Shelter.
  • Those needing assistance are urged to contact:
    • Impact Ministries for homeowners with trees on their homes and/or water/mud in their homes.  For more information, call them at 843-915-5908 or visit them online.
    • 2-1-1 One-stop resource for finding assistance.  This resource run by the United Way of Horry County is available 24/7 by calling 211, 1-866-892-9211 or by visiting them online.
    • Catholic Charities 1-855-377-1357
    • Salvation Army 843-488-2769
  • For additional needs/concerns, call Horry County Emergency Management 843-915-5150
  • Horry County has activated its debris management plan and will begin picking up residential tree/yard debris on county maintained roads and in public subdivisions on county maintained roads. At this time, pick-up is not available for residents along private roads and private communities.  For those properties that are currently flooded due to the rivers, tree/yard debris pick-up on county maintained roads will begin in those areas once the rivers recede.  Horry County will release a more detailed pick-up schedule in the coming days
  • Residents located in private or gated communities may contact private haulers or contractors to remove debris. If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority landfill located at 1886 Highway 90. 

Follow Horry County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.



US Small Business Administration Announces Disaster Declaration for Horry County

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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 12, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Date: October 12, 2016

Time: 4 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • Based on river forecasts, the Waccamaw River is expected to crest at 16.9 feet on Sunday which means roads that previously flooded after the hurricane, could become impassable once again.
  • Highway 501 near Galivants Ferry is open.
  • Highway 9 at the Waccamaw River should be monitored and could become impassable with the rising river levels.
  • The Little Pee Dee River has leveled off and is not expected to increase further.
  • Individuals along the river that need assistance can reach out to law enforcement at the 24 river checkpoints listed below or call Emergency Management at 843-915-5150.
  • Due to flooding, security checkpoints are being established by the Horry County Police along the Waccamaw & Little Pee Dee Rivers as follows:
    • Bucksville Landing--Landing Rd. Conway, SC
    • Cox Ferry Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Dead Ridge Road
    • Drowning Creek Drive
    • Ed Smith Ave.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Folly Rd.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Grey Oaks Rd.-Conway SC
    • Highway 76 @ Sand Plant Road
    • Highway 76 @ Howard Road
    • Huggins Landing Road
    • Hughes Landing
    • Jackson Bluff Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Lees Landing Rd. (north end)-Conway SC
    • Lees Landing Rd.-Conway SC
    • Luck Road (end)
    • Old Camp Road
    • Pee Dee road near Floyd Page Road
    • Pitch Landing Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Riverside Dr.-Conway, SC
    • River Rd.--Myrtle Beach SC
    • Rosewood Dr.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Savannah Bluff--Waccamaw Dr.-Conway, SC
    • Shady Grove
    • Smith Blvd.- Myrtle Beach, SC
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will continue boat patrols on flooded rivers.
  • There are 101+ road closures mostly due to flooding. County Road Closure Map  State Road Closure Map.  Please check the lists often as the flooding can cause frequent changes.
  • The Horry County Emergency Operations Center Phone Bank has received 7,660 calls regarding Hurricane Matthew to date.
  • There are currently 31 individuals at the Beach Church Shelter.
  • Although the state burning ban has been lifted, Horry County Fire Rescue HIGHLY discourages any burning at least through the end of the weekend.
  • Those needing assistance are urged to contact:
    • Impact Ministries for homeowners with trees on their homes and/or water/mud in their homes.  For more information, call them at 843-915-5908 or visit them online.
    • 2-1-1 One-stop resource for finding assistance.  This resource run by the United Way of Horry County is available 24/7 by calling 211, 1-866-892-9211 or by visiting them online.
    • Catholic Charities 1-855-377-1357
    • Salvation Army 843-488-2769
    • For additional needs/concerns, call Horry County Emergency Management 843-915-5150
  • Horry County has activated its debris management plan and will begin picking up residential tree/yard debris on county maintained roads and in public subdivisions on county maintained roads. At this time, pick-up is not available for residents along private roads and private communities.  For those properties that are currently flooded due to the rivers, tree/yard debris pick-up on county maintained roads will begin in those areas once the rivers recede.  Horry County will release a more detailed pick-up schedule in the coming days.

Follow Horry County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.



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