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Winter Weather January 2022 Update: Horry County Moves to OPCON 1 - Emergency Operations Center Active

Horry County Government has moved to OPCON 1 (Level 1 Operating Condition) meaning the county is now operating at full alert to address the severe winter weather event.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center is active in a remote, virtual state as of 7 a.m. this morning, Jan. 21, 2022. Horry County Emergency Management staff and agency partners are closely monitoring the situation.

Weather forecasts from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. have placed Horry County under an Ice Storm Warning due to the threat of significant ice accumulations from a severe winter weather event. Horry County Government advises residents to take proper preparedness measures for the event.

Preparedness measures include:

·        Ensuring electronic devices are charged in advance of precipitation falling

·        Having nonperishable food and water readily available

·        Checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

·        Following proper use of generators and alternative heating sources should you need them

·        Staying off roads once winter precipitation starts falling

·        Monitoring the forecast

Please stay tuned to Horry County Government social media accounts and local news providers for up-to-date information throughout the event.



Horry County Council Emergency Meeting Today, January 20, 2022

Conway, South Carolina (January 20, 2022)—Horry County Council will hold an emergency meeting today, Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. County Council will be meeting to discuss the threat of winter weather. 

The meeting will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of January 17, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission

Click here for the packet.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Please note, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Horry County, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and social distancing protocols will be in place. Overflow viewing areas will be made available to accommodate additional attendees. If you are unwell, we would ask that you do not attend, and consider viewing the meeting on our website or Government Access Television Channel.

COVID-19 Operations Update

Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged to wear a mask while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. Many transactions and other requests can be handled online. We understand that there are certain transactions that must take place and are not available online. We encourage people to call departments directly for information and coordination prior to visiting a Horry County Government facility.

The M.L. Brown Public Safety Building, Police Precincts, and Fire Stations will be accepting visitors by appointment and on a space available basis. Please call prior to your visit.

As conditions continue to change, additional changes to service may be necessary. For that reason, we encourage everyone to be in touch with the offices they need by phone prior to visiting our facilities for the latest information.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.



Horry County Government COVID-19 Operations Update January 10, 2022

**Updated January 14, 2022** All of the Auditor's Office location are now open. They are still experiencing some delays and ask for your patience. 

Beginning today, Horry County Government offices will limit capacity inside their facilities due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Horry County. Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well. 

We currently have 63 positive cases and 53 employees in quarantine while they await test results. A breakdown is provided below. Like many other organizations in our community, our staffing levels are being impacted by the latest surge in the virus and we ask for your patience during this time.

Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged to wear a mask while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. Many transactions and other requests can be handled online. We understand that there are certain transactions that must take place and are not available online. We encourage people to call departments directly for information and coordination prior to visiting a Horry County Government facility.

Until further notice, the South Strand office for the Auditor is closed and the Treasurer’s Office at this location is drive thru only. The other locations of these offices remain open to the public, but occupancy in the lobbies will be limited. We encourage everyone to do business with us online where possible. This is a very busy season for our tax offices, and our in-person, over the phone, and drive thru traffic volumes are already increased. 

The M.L. Brown Public Safety Building, Police Precincts, and Fire Stations will be accepting visitors by appointment and on a space available basis. Please call prior to your visit.

As conditions continue to change, additional changes to service may be necessary. For that reason, we encourage everyone to be in touch with the offices they need by phone prior to visiting our facilities for the latest information.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of January 10, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, January 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10 a.m.

Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 12 noon

Parks and Open Space Board

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Community Safety Day with Horry County Fire Rescue

Horry County Fire Rescue is partnering with other local public safety agencies to participate in a Community Safety Day on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Target Parking lot located at 140 Sayebrook Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. No registration required.

This event includes:

  • Child car seat installations and inspections
  • Sign ups to have a smoke alarm installed for free
  • Opportunities to meet and speak with first responders in Horry County and to learn more about volunteering or working with us

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.



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