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Horry County Monitors Tropical Storm Colin

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Emergency Management continues to monitor Tropical Storm Colin.  The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is not currently open and no watches or warnings have been issued for Horry County at this time.

Emergency management officials urge citizens and visitors to have their preparations in place.  Tropical Storm Colin is anticipated to bring between three to five inches of rain over the next several days, with locally higher amounts possible.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling as roads will be slick and ponding may occur.

Additional driving tips include:

  • Turn around, don’t drown!  Never drive through water on the roadway.  Just 12-inches of water can carry away a small car and two feet can carry away most vehicles!
  • First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather.
  • Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
  • Maintain proper following distance (3 Second Rule). This needs to be increased in rainy weather.
  • Drive in the tracks of a car ahead of you.
  • Don't follow large trucks or busses too closely. The spray created by their large tires reduces your vision. In addition, take care when passing them; if you must pass, do so quickly and safely.
  • Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you.

For the latest information on the advance of Tropical Storm Colin, stay tuned to local media broadcasts.  Additional information can be found on Horry County’s website.

Horry County Moves to OPCON 4

Date: August 28, 2015

Time: 12:00 p.m.     

Tropical Storm Erika Update

Conway, South Carolina –Since our area is in the 5-day error cone, Horry County moved to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) for precautionary measures due to Tropical Storm Erika.  OPCON 4 puts Horry County on “Alert” status, which means county officials have begun discussions with key local and state agencies.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is NOT active at this time, however Horry County Emergency Management will continue to monitor changes in the forecast and take appropriate as necessary.

Everyone is encouraged to monitor the storm through local the media and updates from the National Hurricane Center.