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Horry County Begins Last Sweep to Collect Vegetative Debris

Conway, South Carolina –In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Horry County has collected a total of more than 106,000 cubic yards of storm debris in unincorporated areas.  This includes nearly 90,000 cubic yards of woody debris countywide and over 16,000 cubic yards of bulk debris from flooded areas.  There are 21 trucks throughout unincorporated areas along with tree cutting crews removing hazardous hanging limbs and leaning trees that are in the right-of-way.

The County has established a final set-out date for debris of Monday, November 28th, 2016.  Residents of the county who still have fallen trees or flood debris need to bring it to the right-of-way by that date.  If you set out debris after November 28, Horry County cannot guarantee that the debris will be removed in front of your house by the debris trucks.  This includes bulk debris if you are in a flooded area and woody debris countywide. 

The County’s contractors will begin a final sweep of the County over the next several weeks starting today.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Last Day to Set-out Debris in the Right-of-Way -November 28
  • Last Day of No-Charge to Self-Haul Debris to Landfill-November 28
  • Final Curbside Flood Debris Cleanup Operations-November 28 – December 2
  • Beginning of final sweep for woody debris-November 28

Residents who need assistance with removing flood damaged items or fallen trees can get assistance from volunteer groups by registering at www.myrtlebeachdisasterrelief.com.  Your home will be evaluated, and a volunteer group will be assigned to assist you.  The volunteers will help bring the debris to the right-of-way, then the County’s debris trucks will remove it.

It is important that you act now to bring your debris to the curbside. 

Horry County has also set-up a debris management hotline at 843-340-9536.  It is available daily to provide information to residents who have questions or concerns about debris management operations.  The hotline is staffed by a Horry County representative from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 



Horry County Continues Damage Assessment

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County continues the damage assessment process for both residential/commercial structures in the unincorporated areas. Horry County Public Works and Stormwater Department are also doing damage assessment on both the paved and unpaved road network. The Horry County Engineering Department will be on the beaches tomorrow surveying beach erosion along our coast. It could take several days to compile a countywide assessment for the number of structures affected and the estimated cost damage throughout out area.

 

The Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor those subdivisions that are still impacted by the flood waters and have first responders on stand-by for those residents that need assistance evacuating their homes. Residents are encouraged to call 911 for evacuation assistance.

 

The county continues to monitor the river levels along the Waccamaw River and those communities that are impacted and will become impacted with the rising levels. Numerous homeowners have self-evacuated and others are choosing to stay in their homes. Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County Police and the Department of Natural Resources continue to monitor those communities and will provides assistance as needed including assistance with evacuations. Officials are deterring people from site seeing in those locations by car and by boat. Boat wakes can cause additional damage to property and people are highly encouraged to stay away unless you are a property owner.

 

For more information, please call the Horry County Emergency Management Department at (843) 915-5150.



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