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Horry County Monitors Tropical Storm Julia

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County officials are in discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and other coastal communities in advance of Tropical Storm Julia.  The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is NOT active at this time, however Horry County Emergency Management will continue to monitor changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary.

Tropical Storm Julia is anticipated to produce 7-½ inches of rain in our area through early Friday morning.  The system’s most important impact will be the potential for flash flooding.  To mitigate flooding concerns, property owners are encouraged to check and/or clear ditches and storm drains.  In addition, both Horry County Stormwater and Horry County Public Works will have over 15-crews throughout Horry County inspecting and addressing any issues.

Citizens are urged to take the following precautions:

  • If there is a possibility of flash flooding, move to higher ground.
  • Do not walk through moving water.  Three to six inches of moving water can cause you to fall.
  • Do not play in flood waters.  The waters could contain contaminates, debris or other hazardous objects.
  • Pay attention to barricades.  Do not ignore them or go around them.  They are put in place by officials for your safety.
  • Turn around, don’t drown!  Never drive through flooded areas!  Less than six inches of water can cause your vehicle to stall. A foot of water, or less, could cause your vehicle to be swept away!

Citizens should stay tuned to local media for updates.  It is also a good time to review family hurricane plans, including items that may be needed such as water, batteries, flashlights, etch.  Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s official website.



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