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Horry County Moves to OPCON 4

July 1, 2014 Time: 12 p.m.

Tropical Storm Arthur:

Conway, South Carolina – At 12 p.m., Horry County will move to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in preparation of Tropical Storm Arthur. OPCON 4 puts Horry County on “Alert” status, which means that county officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and other coastal communities. Horry County will continue to monitor the storm closely and review all operational plans. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is NOT active at this time, however Horry County Emergency Management will continue to keep the public aware of changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary.

The current forecast has Tropical Storm Arthur moving toward the South Carolina coast early Thursday morning. Depending on the angle of approach, the Horry County coastline may experience 20 - 35 mph winds with some higher gusts possible.

Citizens should review their family hurricane plans, including items that may be needed such as water, batteries, flashlights, etch. Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County Emergency Management’s website.

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