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On January 22, 2022
in County News, Emergencies
Horry County has moved to OPCON 2 (Level 2 Operating Condition) meaning the county is operating in a heightened state of awareness to address the impacts from winter weather, but has seen improving conditions.
The Horry County Emergency Operations Center will stand down at 10 a.m. today, January 22, 2022 as well.
The Horry County Road and Drainage hotline will also discontinue today at 11:30 a.m., reopening on Monday, January 24, 2022 for normal operations.
All Horry County Government facilities will remain closed and all programs will be canceled today, Saturday, January 22, 2022 through Sunday, January 23, 2022. This includes the Horry County Museum, L.W. Paul Living History Farm, Recreation and Community Centers and Libraries. Horry County public safety departments will continue to operate.
Horry County Government encourages everyone to be careful if traveling today, as well as tonight and tomorrow as refreezing may occur.
On October 4, 2018
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.
On October 9, 2016
Date: October 9, 2016
Time: 12 p.m.
Hurricane Matthew Update:
Horry County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-915-5150 and can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.
On October 4, 2016
in County News, Emergencies, General, Public Safety
Date: October 4, 2016
Time: 12 p.m.
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has moved to OPCON 3 (Level 3 Operating Condition) in preparation of Hurricane Matthew. OPCON 3 means the storm poses a significant threat to Horry County. County officials are in continual discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, coastal communities including local municipalities, the Governor’s office and will continue to monitor the situation closely. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is NOT fully activated at this time however it is prepared to fully activate if the Governor issues a mandatory evacuation order.
Should mandatory evacuation order be issued, it is important that residents are familiar with the evacuation zones as follows:
Prior to any evacuation orders, it is important that residents are familiar with the evacuation route that they will take:
Residents that live in Evacuation Zone C should utilize the closest available evacuation route to safely evacuate the area.
When evacuating, it is important to take a road map. Motorists should be aware that law enforcement and the South Carolina National Guard may be posted along evacuation routes to provide assistance. Evacuation routes and maps are available on Horry County’s office website.
Whether required to evacuate or not, citizens should:
If an evacuation order is given, 16-area schools will be opened as American Red Cross Shelters. Shelters should be considered as a place of last resort to ride out the storm, shelters may be crowded, they do not accept pets and not designed for comfort. When going to a shelter, citizens will need to take their own supplies such as batteries, bedding, identification, toiletries, clothing, etc…Shelters do not accept guns, alcohol or animals. To easily locate a shelter, download the American Red Cross’ Shelter Finder application on the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.
Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s website. This link contains information on how to prepare for an emergency, evacuation routes and maps, re-entry information, shelters, etc.
On October 4, 2015
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