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Impact Ministries to Provide Disaster Relief

Conway, South Carolina – Impact Ministries along with the Waccamaw VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) have partnered to assist homeowners in Horry County that may have experienced damage due to Hurricane Matthew.  Once home owners have a chance to safely assess their properties, they can visit the Myrtle Beach Disaster Relief website to fill out an application for assistance such as debris removal, removal of mud or water, sheetrock and more.  Once the application has been submitted, home owners will receive a response and assessors will be sent out as soon as it is safe to do so. 

It is important to fill out the application as soon as possible to receive assistance.

For more information, contact VOAD in the Horry County Emergency Operations Center at 843-915-5908.



Hurricane Matthew Update: October 8, 2016 @ 4 p.m.

Date: October 8, 2016

Time: 4 p.m.

  • As of 3 p.m. this afternoon there are 938 in shelters.
  • Over 3,500 callers have been assisted through the Horry County Emergency Operations Center phone bank
  • 96+ roads closed and/or impassable.
  • Pier damage has been reported at Surfside Pier, Springmaid Pier, Apache Pier and 2nd Avenue Pier (Myrtle Beach).
  • All flights at MYR are cancelled today.  Flights may resume after 10 a.m. tomorrow.  Travelers should check with their airlines for current status.
  • US 501 is closed at HWY 22 (correction from last release) and at Millpond Road
  • Over 50,000 power outages have been reported.
  • Surfside Beach has shut down all roads from Dogwood Drive to the ocean.
  • Large oak tree down at 16th Avenue and Sessions Street in Conway.  Several powerlines were knocked down, no structural damage reported.
  • The Town of Aynor will implement a curfew this evening from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Call 843-358-3900 for emergencies in the Town of Aynor.

Citizens are reminded to stay off the roads, to NEVER drive around barricades/barrels/road closed signs, and to NEVER drive through standing water.  

For questions, citizens call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 or visit Horry County’s website.  Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



Hurricane Matthew Update: October 8, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.

Date: October 8, 2016

Time: 12:30 p.m.

  • As of 12 p.m. this afternoon there are 942 in shelters.
  • Over 3,400 callers have been assisted through the Horry County Emergency Operations Center phone bank
  • 55+ roads closed and/or impassable.
  • There are a few reports of downed trees.
  • All flights at MYR are cancelled today.  Most flights will resume after 10 a.m. tomorrow.  Travelers should check with their airlines for current status.
  • US 501 is closed at HWY 22 (correction from last release) and at Millpond Road
  • Reports of substantial damage to the Surfside Beach pier
  • Sporadic power outages continue throughout the county
  • Surfside Beach has shut down all roads from Dogwood Drive to the ocean.
  • Large oak tree down at 16th Avenue and Sessions Street in Conway.  Several powerlines were knocked down, no structural damage reported.

Citizens are reminded to stay off the roads, to NEVER drive around barricades/barrels/road closed signs, and to NEVER drive through standing water.  

For questions, citizens call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 or visit Horry County’s website.  Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



Hurricane Matthew Update

Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. 
 
Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • As of 9 a.m. this morning there are 932 in shelters.
  • Over 12,000 residents without power.
  • 21 roads closed and/or impassable.
  • 60-mph gusts being reported at MYR.

Citizens are reminded to stay off the roads, to NEVER drive around barricades/barrels/road closed signs, and to NEVER drive through standing water.  
For questions, citizens call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 or visit Horry County’s website.  Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



Hurricane Matthew Update: Shelters Being Consolidated

Date: October 7, 2016

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Conway, South Carolina- Due to low occupancy at some area shelters, locations are being consolidated.  Residents who need to go to a shelter should go to the following seven (of 14) locations:

Horry County Shelters Open

1.      Aynor High School

2.      Conway High School

3.      Green Sea Floyds Middle and High School

4.      Loris High School

5.      North Myrtle Beach High

6.      Palmetto Bay Elementary School

7.      Whittemore Park Middle

 

The following shelters are on standby:

Horry County Shelters on stand-by

1.      Aynor Elementary School

2.      Aynor Middle School

3.      Blackwater Middle School

4.      Green Sea Floyds Elementary

5.      Loris Elementary School

6.      Loris Middle School

7.      Pee Dee Elementary

 

The shelter consolidation will allow for the best possible service to those that have evacuated.

 

For more information, call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 or visit Horry County’s website.  Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



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