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HORRY COUNTY MOVES TO OPCON 4

On October 2, 2016 in County News, Public Safety

Conway, South Carolina – At 8:00 a.m., Horry County will move to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in preparation of Hurricane Matthew. OPCON 4 puts Horry County on “Alert” status, which means that county officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and other coastal communities.  Horry County will continue to monitor the storm closely and review all operational plans.  The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is NOT active at this time, however Horry County Emergency Management will continue to keep the public aware of changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary.

Forecasters with our local NWS offices predict that even if Hurricane Matthew remains at sea, Horry County's coast could see tropical storm-force winds and flooding.

Citizens should stay tuned to local media for updates.  It is also a good time to review family emergency plans, including items that may be needed during power outages such as water, batteries, flashlights, etc.

For more information on wind safety, please visit the National Weather Service at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/wind/.




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