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Hurricane Matthew Update for October 11, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.

Date: October 10, 2016

Time: 7 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • Horry County Government will be open tomorrow, October 11, 2016. However the following buildings will remain closed due to lack of electricity (this list may be subject to change if electrical services are restored):
    • All offices in the Blanton Building on 21st Ave. in Myrtle Beach WILL BE OPEN/ELECTRICAL SERVICE RESTORED
    • All offices in the Ralph Ellis Complex on Hwy 57 North in Little River (also known as Steven’s Crossroads) WILL BE OPEN/ELECTRICAL SERVICE RESTORED
    • Aynor Magistrate
    • Aynor Library
    • Bucksport Library
    • Conway Library
    • Green Sea Library
    • Little River Library
    • Loris Library
    • Loris Magistrate
    • Mt. Olive Magistrate
    • Museum
    • North Myrtle Beach Library
    • Veteran’s Affairs
  • Below are the flood security checkpoints that the Horry County Police have currently established throughout the county:
    • Grey Oaks--Grey Oaks Rd. Conway SC
    • Lees Landing North--Lees Landing Rd. Conway SC
    • Lees Landing South--Lees Landing Rd. Conway SC
    • Riverside Dr.--Riverside Dr. Conway, SC
    • Savannah Bluff--Waccamaw Dr. Conway, SC
    • Cox Ferry Loop--Cox Ferry Rd. Conway, SC
    • Jackson Bluff--Jackson Bluff Rd. Conway, SC
    • Pitch Landing--Pitch Landing Rd. Conway, SC
    • Bucksville Landing--Landing Rd. Conway, SC
    • Ed Smith Ave.--Ed Smith Ave. Myrtle Beach, SC
    • River Rd.--River Rd. Myrtle Beach SC
    • Rosewood Dr.--Rosewood Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Smith Blvd.--Smith Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Folly Rd.--Myrtle Beach, SC

Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 10, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Date: October 10, 2016

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • There are no further curfews for unincorporated Horry County at this time.
  • The City of Loris will have a curfew tonight from 6 p.m.until tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.
  • Horry County Government will be open tomorrow, October 11, 2016. However the following buildings will remain closed due to lack of electricity (this list may be subject to change if electrical services are restored):
    • Aynor Magistrate
    • Aynor Library
    • Bucksport Library
    • Conway Library
    • Green Sea Library
    • Little River Library
    • Loris Library
    • Loris Magistrate
    • Mt. Olive Magistrate
    • Museum
    • North Myrtle Beach Library
    • Veteran’s Affairs
  • There will be no Circuit Court or Family Court hearings on Tuesday, October 11.
  • All magistrate’s court, jury court and traffic court will be cancelled for the remainder of the week.
  • All Common Pleas & General Sessions Jury trials for this week are postponed.
  • Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused.
  • Citizens can visit the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce link for an up to date listing of businesses that are currently open.
  • Currently there are 57 in the Beach Church shelter.
  • As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 553 structures, mainly residential properties.  These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $16.5 million.  Damage assessments will continue.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers that were safely able are 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.
  • 149+ roads closed
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.

Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 10, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Date: October 9, 2016

Time: 3 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • The South Carolina Forestry Commission has issued a burning ban for all South Carolina counties that will be in effect until further notice.
  • http://www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com/member/hurricane/updates.html Citizens can visit the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce link (above) for an up to date listing of businesses that are currently open.
  • All Horry County Government offices and courts remain closed Monday, October 10, 2016.  All essential personnel will continue to report for duty.  Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused.  All Common Pleas & General Sessions Jury trials for this week are postponed.
  • The number of evacuees in shelters have diminished (468 as of last night to just 31 as of noon this today).  The only shelter still accepting evacuees is, Beach Church located at 557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
  • The S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control is waiving testing fee for private wells. Residents with questions about private wells should call 803-898-4312.
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be conducting boat patrols on flooded waterways.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers that were safely able are 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.
  • 159+ roads closed and/or impassable
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising fast.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.

Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 9 @ 3 p.m.

Date: October 9, 2016

Time: 3 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • All Horry County Government offices and courts will remain closed Monday, October 10, 2016.  All essential personnel will continue to report for duty.  Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused as have the jurors for the Myrtle Beach Civil Term of Court.  
  • As numbers of people in shelters have diminished (971 as of 6 p.m. last night to just 468 as of noon this afternoon), the seven area shelters are being consolidated.  In addition, Beach Church located at 557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach will open at 4 p.m. to serve as a shelter for potential river flooding residents.
  • All Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers will be closed today.  Those that are safely able to open will do so during their normal hours tomorrow. 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.
  • 163+ roads closed and/or impassable
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising fast.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.
  • The curfew for unincorporated Horry County remains in effect from this evening at 6 p.m. until tomorrow morning (October 10) at 6 a.m.

 Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



Hurricane Matthew Update As of October 9, 2016 @ 8 a.m.

Date: October 9, 2016
Time: 8 a.m.
 

  • Horry County damage assessment teams began at 8 a.m. this morning.
  • The Horry County Emergency Operations Center Phone Bank lines are temporarily down and should be operational shortly.
  • The Governor is the only one who can rescind evacuation orders and has not yet done so.
  • 131+ roads closed and/or impassable.
  • Travelers should check with their airlines for current flight status.
  • There continues to be widespread power outages throughout Horry County.  Utility crews are working to restore power as quickly as is safely possible.  It is estimated that it will take several days to fully restore electrical services throughout the county.
  • There are still widespread reports of downed powerlines and trees.  Horry County officials are strongly encouraging people to stay off the roads.
  • Due to widespread flooding, citizens are reminded to NEVER drive around barricades/barrels/road closed signs, and to NEVER drive through standing water.  
  • Citizens are encouraged to only call 911 for life safety emergencies.

 Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



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