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On January 31, 2022
in County News
After receiving a grant from SCDHEC in 2019, Horry County initiated a Socastee Creek Watershed Flood Risk and Mitigation Strategies Study with the goal of performing an updated assessment of flood hazards and risk and evaluating potential improvements and actions to mitigate flood risks.
One of the projects recommended by that study was flood benching on Socastee Creek. The proposed floodplain benching involves lowering the channel banks and adjacent overbanks to create a “bench” to provide additional area for flood waters to flow. Floodplain benching increases the flood carrying capacity of a channel corridor while still largely retaining the existing channel to carry base and smaller event flows. Based on the data gathered from the mitigation study, we anticipate this project will help mitigate future flooding in the Socastee and Forestbrook areas of Horry County.
Working together with our state partners, like Representative Heather Crawford, the County was able to secure funding from the state to move forward with the Socastee Creek flood benching project. County Councilmember Cam Crawford and Representative Heather Crawford stopped by today to present staff with the check.
Now that the project is fully funded, we anticipate work will begin in the near future. As more details are available, we will share them with you here.
On June 26, 2020
in County News, Emergencies, Weekly Update
Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.
Transportation & Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2 p.m.
Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.
Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Independence Day Holiday
Friday, July 3, 2020
All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Two Boat Landings to Temporarily Close for Maintenance
Depending on the weather, Horry County Parks & Recreation will close the Johnny Causey Landing and the T. Craig Campbell Landing on the evening of Sunday, June 28, 2020, for parking lot maintenance. The landings are expected to reopen late in the day on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Click here for a list of the other boat landings throughout Horry County.
Seven Week Virtual Flood Mitigation & Resiliency Reminder
Horry County Government will host a seven-week virtual seminar series on flood mitigation and resiliency beginning July 1, 2020, as a component of the flood resiliency plan. The virtual seminars will take place each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. from July 1 to August 12, 2020. A schedule of topics for discussion is available here and below.
The purpose of the seminars is to provide impacted community members with resources and an opportunity to ask questions about relevant programs and topics. The series will culminate with an update on the Horry County Resiliency Plan. A variety of County department leaders, as well as State and Federal agency representatives, plan to participate in the series.
Director of Community Development Courtney Frappaolo said, “We think this series is a great way to get critical information to the communities impacted by flooding and to help connect them with local, state and federal programs that assist with disaster recovery and resiliency.”
The seminars will be broadcast live on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14), and on the County website at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. The format for each session will include one or two presentations followed by an opportunity for virtual attendees to submit questions. The question and answer session will be moderated. Each session is planned to last about an hour.
Participants can submit their questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or emailing email@example.com. Users watching the seminar on the Horry County Government Facebook page can submit their questions in the comments section of the live video feed.
Information and updates will be available at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject.
Please Complete the Greater Grand Strand Promise
The Welcome Back Horry County Committee has launched its Greater Grand Strand is Open website and they are asking all Grand Strand/Horry County residents, businesses and visitors to please take a minute and complete the Greater Grand Strand Promise.
Please visit https://www.greatergrandstrandisopen.com/ to submit the form and make the promise.
The same committee encourages you to share the Greater Grand Strand Promise campaign on your social own media accounts.
Below are links to all of the social media sites below for you to share.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GreaterGrandStrandisOpen/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/gspromise
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/greatergrandstrandisopen/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-SfaDcNXgESSsJFM6i_Vrw
Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update
Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:
To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.
Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.
County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.
Jurors called by the Horry County Clerk of Court are excused through the end of July.
All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.
Central Traffic Court in Conway is open as well as is the Central Jury County. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.
Preliminary hearings have resumed and like Central Traffic Court, will be spaced out over the course of the day with all parties having a specific time to appear.
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