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Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 12-16, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases, holiday closures and road construction for the week of November 12-16, 2018.

Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Update

Conway, SC (November 9, 2018)—Horry County Government is continuing to assist with the recovery effort following Hurricane Florence.

The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Unit continues to operate in Horry County. The DRC is staffed by members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Small Business Association (SBA) and open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Here is a list of centers operating in Horry County:

  • Bucksport, James R. Frazier Community Center, open through November 10, 2018
  • Little River, North Strand Recreation Center, open November 13 through November 15, 2018
  • Socastee, South Strand Recreation Center, open November 16, 17, 19, and 20, 2018.

It is not too late to apply for assistance. The deadline to register for aid through FEMA – for uninsured or underinsured damage or losses due to Hurricane Florence – has been extended to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018Horry County encourages anyone who needs disaster recovery assistance to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply. Survivors can also call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM local time seven days a week until further notice, or go online at

For more information on recovery resources following Hurricane Florence, visit our website.

Horry County Offices To Close For Thanksgiving

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018, and Friday, November 23, 2018, in observance of Thanksgiving.  Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

In addition to the above dates:

  • The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed Saturday, November 24, 2018.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, November 24, 2018.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Horry County Debris Removal Efforts Continue – First Pass Complete

Conway, South Carolina (November 2, 2018)—Horry County Government continues debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county in the wake of Hurricane Florence.   The County’s contracted crews have completed their “first pass” in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they will continue making additional passes to collect flood-damaged white goods, household hazardous waste, and remaining C&D debris from the county’s roads. 

As a reminder, Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort.  A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at 

Residents along eligible county-maintained roads are reminded to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as possible to allow the county’s contractors to complete their final passes through flood-damaged communities in the coming weeks.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances, and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

The contractor will make several passes and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.  Any residents that feel that flood-damaged debris in their community has not been addressed been should call the debris hotline at 843-915-7777.

Please visit for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 5-9, 2018

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, events, and road construction for the week of November 5-9, 2018.