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On September 2, 2019
in County News, Emergencies
HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
September 2, 2019, 9:00 AM
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued an evacuation order for Horry and Georgetown counties to officially begin at 12 p.m. today, Sept. 2, 2019. This evacuation order is for Horry County Zone A (see Zone information below). Additionally, evacuations include all low-lying areas, mobile homes, and campground sites.
The Horry County Emergency Operations Center will open today at 10:00 a.m. in response to the evacuation. Horry County Government will move to OPCON 1 at 12:00 p.m. today to support the evacuation order. The Horry County Phone Bank is now open at 843-915-5150.
The Governor also ordered that schools in Horry County and state government offices close beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2019. County offices will be open tomorrow on a regular operating schedule.
In anticipation of possible effects on Horry County from the tropical system, Horry County Emergency Management wants to remind all citizens that waiting for a watch or warning is waiting too long! Begin preparation now by:
Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s website at www.horrycounty.org.
Horry County Emergency Management Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/horrycountyemergencymanagementdepartment
Horry County Emergency Management Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorryEMD
Evacuation areas for ZONE A include:
HORRY COUNTY EVACUATION ROUTES
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 at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/EmergencyManagement.aspx .
On March 28, 2017
in Emergencies, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Emergency Management Department will enhance its Know Your Zone campaign initiative by adding evacuation zone signs throughout respective areas of the County.
The signs will be added to existing Horry County street signs in evacuation zone areas, located within unincorporated areas of Horry County.
The signs indicate evacuation zones A, B and C by color with red representing Zone A, the color yellow representing Zone B and the color orange representing Zone C. The indicators measure approximately 9 inches by 9 inches.
The multi-year project will involve distribution of the evacuation zone signs in phases. The first phase will focus on transition sections between evacuation zone areas.
Following Hurricane Matthew, Horry County residents requested clarification of evacuation zone areas. The fixed signage will indicate evacuation zone areas for citizens who reside and work in the respective sections.
Evacuation Zone A: All areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Highway), up to U.S. 17 intersection and all areas east of U.S. 17 to the Northern county line.
Evacuation Zone B: All areas south of Highway 707 and Longwood Drive, including all areas in Longwood Plantation (Blackmoor) to the Waccamaw River and all areas between Highway 17 and Highway 17 Business.
Evacuation Zone C: All areas between Highway 701 and Highway 544, south of Browns Chapel Avenue and Highway 814, plus all areas east of Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to Highway 90 and all areas east of Highway 90 to the county line.
Know Your Zone is a public education campaign to inform the citizens and visitors of Horry County of the hurricane evacuation zones and the vulnerability to storm surge.
The Know Your Zone campaign was developed as a result of the information contained in the South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study (HES) for the Northern Conglomerate that was released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012. The campaign also reflects the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) decision to separate the association of storm surge inundation from the category of storm.
For information on evacuation, reentry, storm preparation and more, visit Horry County Emergency Management online.
For more information on the Know Your Zone campaign initiative, click HERE.
On October 10, 2016
Date: October 10, 2016
Time: 8 a.m.
Matthew Update: LIFTED FOR HORRY COUNTY
Conway, South Carolina – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has just lifted the evacuation order for Horry and Georgetown counties. Residents and businesses will have unrestricted access in Zone A but some areas may be cordoned off due to rescue efforts.
The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will remain to OPCON 1, to support the current riverine flooding.
All shelters, except shelter at Beach Church (for citizens who are experiencing flooding) will close as of 8 a.m. this morning. Evacuees who had utilized the Coast RTA to get to the shelters will be taken back to their point of origin.
As of 5 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 251 structures, mainly residential properties. These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $7.9 million. Damage assessments will continue throughout this week.
For more information, call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 or visit Horry County’s website at http://www.horrycounty.org. Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.
On October 9, 2016
Date: October 9, 2016
Time: 8 a.m.
Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.
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