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On March 31, 2017
in Weekly Update
Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, events and road construction for the week of April 3-7, 2017.
On March 28, 2017
in Emergencies, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Emergency Management Department will enhance its Know Your Zone campaign initiative by adding evacuation zone signs throughout respective areas of the County.
The signs will be added to existing Horry County street signs in evacuation zone areas, located within unincorporated areas of Horry County.
The signs indicate evacuation zones A, B and C by color with red representing Zone A, the color yellow representing Zone B and the color orange representing Zone C. The indicators measure approximately 9 inches by 9 inches.
The multi-year project will involve distribution of the evacuation zone signs in phases. The first phase will focus on transition sections between evacuation zone areas.
Following Hurricane Matthew, Horry County residents requested clarification of evacuation zone areas. The fixed signage will indicate evacuation zone areas for citizens who reside and work in the respective sections.
Evacuation Zone A: All areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Highway), up to U.S. 17 intersection and all areas east of U.S. 17 to the Northern county line.
Evacuation Zone B: All areas south of Highway 707 and Longwood Drive, including all areas in Longwood Plantation (Blackmoor) to the Waccamaw River and all areas between Highway 17 and Highway 17 Business.
Evacuation Zone C: All areas between Highway 701 and Highway 544, south of Browns Chapel Avenue and Highway 814, plus all areas east of Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to Highway 90 and all areas east of Highway 90 to the county line.
Know Your Zone is a public education campaign to inform the citizens and visitors of Horry County of the hurricane evacuation zones and the vulnerability to storm surge.
The Know Your Zone campaign was developed as a result of the information contained in the South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study (HES) for the Northern Conglomerate that was released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012. The campaign also reflects the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) decision to separate the association of storm surge inundation from the category of storm.
For information on evacuation, reentry, storm preparation and more, visit Horry County Emergency Management online.
For more information on the Know Your Zone campaign initiative, click HERE.
On March 24, 2017
in Animal Care Center, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, 4 April 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:
Dogs and cats are both welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier.
The Animal Care Center also holds low cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC at for more information or to make an appointment.
To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.
To view animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.
On March 17, 2017
in Weekly Update
Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of March 20-24, 2017.
On March 16, 2017
in Events, General
Conway, South Carolina – In an effort to educate citizens on government services, functions and programs, Horry County Government will offer a free Horry101 class to all Horry County residents, business owners and students ages 18 years old and over. The course will allow participants to learn how Horry County departments such as Police, Public Works, Fire Rescue, Budget/Finance, the Airport and others play a vital role in the community.
Classes will run for seven weeks from Thursday, April 06, 2017, until Thursday, May 18, 2017, and will meet every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In order to successfully complete the course, participants will need to attend six of the seven classes. Those who do complete the course will be recognized at the Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Horry County Council meeting.
Space is limited to the first 15 participants. Citizens who are interested in the class should contact Tim Van Pelt at 843-915-5020 or by email. If emailing, please include your first and last name, phone number, and address.
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