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Hurricane Matthew Update for October 12, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.

Date: October 12, 2016

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

 

  • 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
  • Based on river forecasts, the Waccamaw River could rise to 17 feet by this weekend.  Road impacts along the river will once again include additional road closures.
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will continue boat patrols on flooded rivers.
  • There are 116 road closures mostly due to flooding. For a listing click HERE.
  • Visit SCDOT for a listing of state road closures.
  • As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 586 structures, mainly residential properties.  These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $17.6 million.  Approximately 85-90% of the county has been assessed, the only remaining portions are the northern area which will be done today and the flooded areas which will be done 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 84 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.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. 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.



Horry County Government Offices Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

The following Horry County Government Offices are closed due to impacts from Hurricane Matthew (this list may be subject to change if electrical services are restored):

  • Aynor Library
  • Green Sea Library
  • Mt. Olive Magistrate

Updated: October 14, 2016 @ 9:45 a.m.

 



Horry County Community Cleanup Day Cancelled

Conway, South Carolina-Due to Hurricane Matthew, the 3rd Annual Community Cleanup Day originally scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016, has been cancelled.



Residents Are Encouraged to Call 2-1-1 For Help with Hurricane Matthew Recovery

United Way of Horry County in conjunction with other United Ways across South Carolina is encouraging residents who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew to call the free 2-1-1 helpline. South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. We keep a database of a wide variety of service providers including support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and many more agencies in South Carolina. 

Call 2-1-1 anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to link to vital services. You can also call 2-1-1 toll free at 1-866-892-9211. This free service is available in multiple languages. 

If you are an agency who can help those affected by Hurricane Matthew, be sure to register with South Carolina 2-1-1 by visiting www.SC211.org. You may also reach out to United Way of Horry County for assistance with this registration.

If you are interested in volunteering to aid in Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visit getconnected uwasc.org to register yourself or your group and to get the most up-to-date information on where your help is most needed. If you would like to give specifically for Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visit www.uwasc.org and designate that you would like your gift to go directly to Horry County victims’ needs. As always, you can give to United Way of Horry County directly by visiting www.UnitedWayHorry.org/give and your donation will go to long term, ongoing programs and projects that will help those affected both now and in the future. Either way, 100% of all donations will go to Horry County needs. 
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United Way of Horry County improves lives by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: Health, Education & Financial Stability. Through partners and programs, we work to find solutions that create lasting change within the community.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Meredith Millen at 843-347-5195 or email



Horry County Activates Debris Management Plan

Conway, South Carolina-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.

What we need people to do now:

  • Place tree branches, logs, leaves and plants on the curbside, 10 feet from the roadways.
  • Do not block roadways.
  • Do not bag yard waste and do not block fire hydrants or other utilities.

Safety first

  • All residents are urged to make personal safety the first priority. Only set out debris if it is safe to do so.

Household garbage

  • All household garbage, including discarded food, can be taken to one of the 24 Horry County Solid Waste Authority recycling centers.  Click HERE for more information.

Private Roads/Private Communities

  • Residents located in private or gated communities may contact private haulers or contractors to remove debris. If you are removing your own trees, debris larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, must be brought to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority landfill located at 1886 Highway 90. 

For a map of all county maintained roads, please click HERE.

 



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