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Hurricane Matthew Update for October 9 @ 3 p.m.

On October 9, 2016 in Emergencies

Date: October 9, 2016

Time: 3 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • All Horry County Government offices and courts will remain closed Monday, October 10, 2016.  All essential personnel will continue to report for duty.  Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused as have the jurors for the Myrtle Beach Civil Term of Court.  
  • As numbers of people in shelters have diminished (971 as of 6 p.m. last night to just 468 as of noon this afternoon), the seven area shelters are being consolidated.  In addition, Beach Church located at 557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach will open at 4 p.m. to serve as a shelter for potential river flooding residents.
  • All Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers will be closed today.  Those that are safely able to open will do so during their normal hours tomorrow. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris.  If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.  If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • 163+ roads closed and/or impassable
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising fast.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.
  • The curfew for unincorporated Horry County remains in effect from this evening at 6 p.m. until tomorrow morning (October 10) at 6 a.m.

 Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.