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Horry County Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Julia

On September 14, 2016 in Emergencies, General, Public Safety

Conway, South Carolina – After the noon update from the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Julia is now expected to produce several inches of rain in our area through early Friday morning.  The system’s most important impact will be the potential for localized flooding.  To mitigate flooding concerns, property owners are encouraged to check and/or clear ditches and storm drains.  In addition, both Horry County Stormwater and Horry County Public Works will have over 15-crews throughout Horry County inspecting and addressing any issues.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is NOT active at this time, however Horry County Emergency Management will continue to monitor changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary.

Citizens can report road and drainage issues to the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 843-381-8000.  This is NOT an emergency number, for life safety emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Citizens are urged to take the following precautions:

  • If there is a possibility of flash flooding, move to higher ground.
  • Do not walk through moving water.  Three to six inches of moving water can cause you to fall.
  • Do not play in flood waters.  The waters could contain contaminates, debris or other hazardous objects.
  • Pay attention to barricades.  Do not ignore them or go around them.  They are put in place by officials for your safety.
  • Turn around, don’t drown!  Never drive through flooded areas!  Less than six inches of water can cause your vehicle to stall. A foot of water, or less, could cause your vehicle to be swept away!

Citizens should stay tuned to local media for updates.  It is also a good time to review family hurricane plans, including items that may be needed such as water, batteries, flashlights, etch.  Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s official website.




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