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Horry County Remains at OPCON 4

On October 24, 2016 in Emergencies

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County remains at Operating Condition (OPCON) level 4, which means that flooding still poses a threat to Horry County.  Area rivers and waterways continue to recede and Horry County Emergency Management is transitioning into recovery efforts to assist those who have immediate and future needs. 

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center is operational Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Horry County Emergency Management (843-915-5150) is available during normal working hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) for questions, concerns, needs etc...  The Horry County Police and Sheriff’s Office continue to staff 24-hour security checkpoints and provide boat patrols along the flooded areas.
 
The shelter located at the James R. Frazier Community Center in Bucksport remains open with 23 registered evacuees and the shelter at the Church of Christ Grand Strand is on standby if needed. 
 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Horry County for Individual Assistance, allowing survivors who sustained losses to apply for aid in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Assistance may include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help survivors recover from the effects of the disaster. Survivors are encouraged to register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. Disaster assistance applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 800-462-7585 (TTY); those who use Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
 
Additional flooding information can be found on Horry County’s official website.
 
 




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