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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.

 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 13, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Date: October 13, 2016

Time: 10 a.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • Due to flooding, security checkpoints have been 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
  • Based on river forecasts, the Waccamaw River will crest at 17 feet late Monday.  Road impacts along the river will include additional road closures.  Road closures may change as river levels change.
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will continue boat patrols on flooded rivers.
  • There are 104 road closures mostly due to flooding. Click HERE for a map of County road closures. For state road conditions, click HERE. Check back often as conditions can change.
  • As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 632 structures, mainly residential properties.  These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $18.7 million.  The only remaining portions are the flooded areas which will be as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Although the state burning ban has been lifted, Horry County Fire Rescue HIGHLY discourages any burning at least through the end of the weekend.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers are all open today. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris.  If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.  If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • There are currently 58 individuals at the Beach Church Shelter.
  • 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
  • Residents located in private or gated communities may contact private haulers or contractors to remove debris. If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority landfill located at 1886 Highway 90. 

Follow Horry County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 11, 2016, at Noon

Date: October 11, 2016

Time: 12 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • https://verify.llronline.com/LicLookup/Resbu/Resbu.aspx?div=46&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Corrected link for SC LLR contractor verification
  • The Ted Gragg: An Update on the CSS Pee Dee Recovery program scheduled for October 22 at the Horry County Museum has been cancelled.
  • As of 11 a.m. this morning there are 152 roads closed throughout Horry County.
  • The Humane Society has arrived to assist the Horry County Animal Care Center with animal rescue efforts.
  • There are currently 76 individuals in the Beach Church Shelter.
  • As of noon today, the Horry County Museum and the Conway Library have reopened.

Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 10, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Date: October 9, 2016

Time: 3 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • The South Carolina Forestry Commission has issued a burning ban for all South Carolina counties that will be in effect until further notice.
  • http://www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com/member/hurricane/updates.html Citizens can visit the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce link (above) for an up to date listing of businesses that are currently open.
  • All Horry County Government offices and courts remain closed Monday, October 10, 2016.  All essential personnel will continue to report for duty.  Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused.  All Common Pleas & General Sessions Jury trials for this week are postponed.
  • The number of evacuees in shelters have diminished (468 as of last night to just 31 as of noon this today).  The only shelter still accepting evacuees is, Beach Church located at 557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
  • The S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control is waiving testing fee for private wells. Residents with questions about private wells should call 803-898-4312.
  • The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be conducting boat patrols on flooded waterways.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers that were safely able are open today. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris.  If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.  If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • 159+ roads closed and/or impassable
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising fast.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.

Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



Hurricane Matthew Update for October 9 @ 3 p.m.

Date: October 9, 2016

Time: 3 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

  • All Horry County Government offices and courts will remain closed Monday, October 10, 2016.  All essential personnel will continue to report for duty.  Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused as have the jurors for the Myrtle Beach Civil Term of Court.  
  • As numbers of people in shelters have diminished (971 as of 6 p.m. last night to just 468 as of noon this afternoon), the seven area shelters are being consolidated.  In addition, Beach Church located at 557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach will open at 4 p.m. to serve as a shelter for potential river flooding residents.
  • All Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers will be closed today.  Those that are safely able to open will do so during their normal hours tomorrow. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris.  If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.  If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • 163+ roads closed and/or impassable
  • Properties along the Waccamaw River & Intracoastal Waterway are asked to monitor river levels closely as they are rising fast.  The rivers are currently at major flood stage and could continue to rise.  Flooding will be similar to the October 2015 floods.  Residents in these areas should prepare now if they plan on evacuating their property. For information or assistance, citizens in the City of Conway can call 843-488-7664 and Horry County residents should call 843-915-5150.
  • The curfew for unincorporated Horry County remains in effect from this evening at 6 p.m. until tomorrow morning (October 10) at 6 a.m.

 Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

 



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