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Hurricane Florence Update: Horry County Fire Rescue Urges Citizens to Use Caution

On September 11, 2018 in Emergencies

Date: 11 September 2018

Time: 11 a.m.


Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Fire Rescue would like to remind citizens to utilize extra precautions before, during, and after Hurricane Florence. Here are a few tips:


  • Run generators outside and away from open windows or doors.
  • Only use generators if your home is properly wired with transfer switches.
  • Allow generators to cool down before refueling.
  • Never smoke around gasoline containers or during refueling.
  • Use battery operated lights whenever possible.
  • If you use candles, be sure to place them in a sturdy/fireproof candle holder.
  • Never leave candles unattended.
  • Only use gas or charcoal grills for cooking purposes and only use grills outside.
  • Be sure that grills are away from the home and/or any combustible surfaces.


In addition, HCFR would like to remind everyone to TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!


  • Never walk in flood waters, only six inches of moving water can knock an adult off their feet.
  • If you are trapped by moving water, move to the highest point and call 911.
  • Never drive around barricades.
  • Never drive into moving or flood waters. Just 12-inches of moving water can sweep away a car or small SUV and just 18-inches can carry away larger vehicles.


After the storm, there may be power lines down throughout the county. If you see power lines downed, avoid the area and contact the utility company immediately. Remember, lines do not have to be arcing or sparking to be live. Any utility line, including telephone or cable lines, could be energized making them very dangerous, treat every line as if it is live (energized).




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