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Hurricane Matthew Update for October 12, 2016 at 4 p.m.

On October 12, 2016 in Emergencies

Date: October 12, 2016

Time: 4 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • Based on river forecasts, the Waccamaw River is expected to crest at 16.9 feet on Sunday which means roads that previously flooded after the hurricane, could become impassable once again.
  • Highway 501 near Galivants Ferry is open.
  • Highway 9 at the Waccamaw River should be monitored and could become impassable with the rising river levels.
  • The Little Pee Dee River has leveled off and is not expected to increase further.
  • Individuals along the river that need assistance can reach out to law enforcement at the 24 river checkpoints listed below or call Emergency Management at 843-915-5150.
  • Due to flooding, security checkpoints are being established by the Horry County Police along the Waccamaw & Little Pee Dee Rivers as follows:
    • Bucksville Landing--Landing Rd. Conway, SC
    • Cox Ferry Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Dead Ridge Road
    • Drowning Creek Drive
    • Ed Smith Ave.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Folly Rd.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Grey Oaks Rd.-Conway SC
    • Highway 76 @ Sand Plant Road
    • Highway 76 @ Howard Road
    • Huggins Landing Road
    • Hughes Landing
    • Jackson Bluff Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Lees Landing Rd. (north end)-Conway SC
    • Lees Landing Rd.-Conway SC
    • Luck Road (end)
    • Old Camp Road
    • Pee Dee road near Floyd Page Road
    • Pitch Landing Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Riverside Dr.-Conway, SC
    • River Rd.--Myrtle Beach SC
    • Rosewood Dr.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Savannah Bluff--Waccamaw Dr.-Conway, SC
    • Shady Grove
    • Smith Blvd.- Myrtle Beach, SC
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will continue boat patrols on flooded rivers.
  • There are 101+ road closures mostly due to flooding. County Road Closure Map  State Road Closure Map.  Please check the lists often as the flooding can cause frequent changes.
  • The Horry County Emergency Operations Center Phone Bank has received 7,660 calls regarding Hurricane Matthew to date.
  • There are currently 31 individuals at the Beach Church Shelter.
  • Although the state burning ban has been lifted, Horry County Fire Rescue HIGHLY discourages any burning at least through the end of the weekend.
  • Those needing assistance are urged to contact:
    • Impact Ministries for homeowners with trees on their homes and/or water/mud in their homes.  For more information, call them at 843-915-5908 or visit them online.
    • 2-1-1 One-stop resource for finding assistance.  This resource run by the United Way of Horry County is available 24/7 by calling 211, 1-866-892-9211 or by visiting them online.
    • Catholic Charities 1-855-377-1357
    • Salvation Army 843-488-2769
    • For additional needs/concerns, call Horry County Emergency Management 843-915-5150
  • Horry County has activated its debris management plan and will begin picking up residential tree/yard debris on county maintained roads and in public subdivisions on county maintained roads. At this time, pick-up is not available for residents along private roads and private communities.  For those properties that are currently flooded due to the rivers, tree/yard debris pick-up on county maintained roads will begin in those areas once the rivers recede.  Horry County will release a more detailed pick-up schedule in the coming days.

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