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Horry County Council Declares State of Emergency, Meetings Cancelled

HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE

September 1, 2019 5:00 PM 

Horry County Council has declared a localized state of emergency to adopt emergency ordinances to meet public emergencies affecting life, health, safety or the property of the people in our area. The declaration will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless sooner terminated by resolution by County Council. 

Please note that the regularly scheduled meetings for Horry County are canceled for this week which include the County Council meeting schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 and the Horry County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.



Horry County Continuing with Debris Removal Efforts in Flooded Areas

Conway, South Carolina (October 16, 2018)—Horry County Government continues debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county in the wake of Hurricane Florence.   The County’s contracted crews continue to make progress in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way.

Horry County is only picking up storm debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding.  A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at horrycounty.org. 

Residents along these county-maintained roads are reminded to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as they are able.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances, and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

The contractor will make several passes and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.  Any residents that feel that flood-damaged debris in their community has not been addressed been should call the debris hotline at 843-915-7777.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.

 

 

 



Horry County to Begin Debris Removal in Flooded Areas

 

Conway, South Carolina (October 4, 2018) – Horry County is beginning its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding. As a part of this process, the County has activated its debris management plan. The County’s contracted crews will begin on Monday in the flooded areas from the State Line to Highway 9 including the Aberdeen area, and then they will move south of Highway 9 to cover Polo Farms, Tallwood Drive, and the Starbluff Area. The crews will continue, making several passes, working their way from the north end of the County to the south end, following the receding water.

Horry County will only be picking up storm debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding. Residents along these county-maintained roads are asked to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as they are able, as trucks will begin debris removal operations on Monday, October 8, 2018. The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected. Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way, only loose debris will be collected. The contractor will make several passes and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.

Horry County reminds residents on county-maintained roads in flood-impacted areas:   

  • Do not place debris near water meter vaults, fire hydrants or any other above-ground utilities.
  • Items will only be removed if they are in the road right-of-way. The contractors will not approach or enter your home to remove debris.
  • Check with your insurance provider and take pictures of the debris to be removed if required.
  • Help maintain neighborhood access for large trucks and be mindful of additional truck traffic in impacted neighborhoods.
  • Private contractors who are paid to dispose of debris should take it to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s landfill located at 1886 Highway 90 in Conway.
  • Residents can report suspicious activity in the neighborhood by calling the Horry County Police Department non-emergency dispatch line at 843-248-1520.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information and updates on the debris removal process. To assist citizens, Horry County will create a Debris Removal Hotline (more information to follow at a later date).



Meeting Cancellations for September 10-14, 2018

PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

3 p.m.-Horry County Transportation Committee, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Conference Room, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway.Cancelled

5:30 p.m.-Horry County Zoning Board of Appeals, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway.

 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

12 p.m.-Horry County Parks & Open Space Board, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Room B, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Cancelled

2 p.m.-Horry County Administration Committee, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Conference Room, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Cancelled



Safety Around Frozen Lakes and Ponds

CONWAY, SC – As the snow, ice, and cold weather continues in our community, many of the lakes and ponds in our area become frozen over.  The ice on these bodies of water can be an attraction to children and adults, unfortunately, there is no such thing as safe ice in our community.  Where a lake or pond may have a coat of ice, the ice is not strong enough to support body weight.  We ask you to stress to your children, as well as those they play with, to please stay away from this ice to prevent a tragedy from occurring.      

If someone does fall through the ice, we remind you of these safety tips:

  1. Call 9-1-1 immediately
  2. Do not run onto the ice, as you could become a victim as well
  3. Attempt to keep the victim calm, stress they keep their head above the water, and lay their arms across the ice if possible.  Having them kick their legs will help keep them in a horizontal and safer position
  4. Always remember the order of Reach, Throw, Row, and Go in your attempt to assist
    1. Find a long object to reach the person; a tree limb, rope, scarf, or ladder can help
    2. If possible, try throwing something to the individual that will float; a plastic sled, cooler, life preserver are examples
    3. If there is a boat, canoe, kayak, or paddle board available, push or row them to the individual in the water
    4. If there are no other options, and as a last resort, you could attempt to form a chain of people to reach the victim
  5. When you do get the individual out of the water, immediately cover them to increase their body heat, and attempt to get them to a warm location while awaiting for Emergency Help to arrive.

If you would like additional fire or life safety information please contact Mark R. Nugent, Public Information Officer for Horry County Fire Rescue, at nugent.mark@horrycounty.org.



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