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On June 12, 2020
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Congressman Rice to Host Informational Session on Floodwater Mitigation Modeling
Horry County staff have received a number of calls and emails related to the recent flooding and flood mitigation plans. Congressman Rice is sponsoring an information session with the State Disaster Recovery Office in order to provide an update directly to interested residents.
Horry County Government Resiliency Plan Update
Although no funding has yet been received for a buyout program by Horry County, the federal government has awarded $157 million in Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CBDG-MIT) funding to the state. Part of this funding will be allocated by the state for buyout programs to be developed at the local level. In preparation for this upcoming funding opportunity, and in order to quantify interest in a buyout program in repetitive flooding areas, Horry County began circulation of a buyout interest form in Spring 2020. As of June 10, the county has received 80 interest forms from Horry County residents related to the buyout program.
The next step will be for the County to coordinate those areas that have significant interest to solidify an Area Buyout Plan and coordinate as many contiguous properties as possible. Contiguous properties are prioritized for buyout programs as the land can then be used to mitigate flooding for the remaining parcels. In addition, the Horry County team is also working to schedule a series of virtual update sessions, so that the most current information will be available to you. We will continue to provide updates through this email list and at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Community Development Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 843-915-7033.
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