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Horry County Moves to OPCON 4

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County will move to Operating Condition (OPCON) 4 as of 4 p.m. this afternoon. OPCON 4 means that flooding still poses a threat to Horry County, however, the area rivers and waterways continue to recede and the situation is becoming more stabilized. Horry County Emergency Management is transitioning into recovery efforts to assist those in our community who currently have immediate and future needs.

 

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center and the Phone Bank will close as of 5 p.m. today. Citizens may still call Horry County Emergency Management at (843) 915-5150 during normal business hours.

 

Residents affected by Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding can apply to FEMA for assistance by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov. Alternatively, citizens may call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362. Individuals with a speech disability or hearing loss may use TTY by calling 1-800-462-7585. Individuals utilizing a 711 or video relay service (VRS) may call 1-800-621-3362. The FEMA National Processing Service Center is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

 

Additional flooding information can be found on Horry County’s official website and on Horry County Emergency Management's Facebook page and Twitter feed



Horry County Moves to OPCON 2

Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 2 due to continuing flooding issues. OPCON 2 means that the flooding continues to pose a serious threat to Horry County, but the situation is stabilizing.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24 hours a day and the Phone Bank is operational (843-915-5150) to assist residents and visitors with questions.

Horry County Emergency Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrycountyemergencymanagementdepartment

Horry County Emergency Management Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorryEMD



Flood Shelters For September 22, 2018

Facility

Address

Status

Whittemore Park Middle School

1808 Rhue Street

Conway, SC 29527

Open

Loris Elementary School

901 SC-9 Business

Loris, SC 29569

Open

Horry Georgetown Tech-Grand Strand Campus

770 Swallow Ave, Bldg 100

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Open

Horry Georgetown Tech-Conway Campus – Special Needs

Anyone needing space in the SMNS should contact our triage line at 1-800-578-2031

Open

City of Conway Parks and Recreation

1515 Mill Pond Rd

Conway, SC 29527

Open

Ocean Drive Elementary School

901 11th Ave N.

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Open

North Myrtle Beach High School

3750 Sea Mountain Hwy

Little River, SC 29566

Open

Conway High School

2301 Church St

Conway, SC 29526

Open

Palmetto Bay Elementary School

8900 SC-544

Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Open

Aynor Middle School

400 Frye Rd

Galivants Ferry, SC 29544

Open



Horry County Declares State of Emergency

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.



Horry County Offices to Close at Noon

Conway, South Carolina – In preparation for the anticipated winter storm, all Horry County Government offices including all Horry County Memorial Libraries, all courts (Family Court, Circuit Court, and Magistrate courts), the Horry County Museum, and the Horry County Community Centers will be closing today at noon. Public Safety operations will continue on a normal schedule. 

The Myrtle Beach International Airport will remain operational unless conditions warrant otherwise.

The most up-to-date information on Horry County Government operations can be found on the County’s website.

 



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