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Socastee Community Meeting

Horry County officials, in partnership with Horry County Councilman Cam Crawford, Representative Heather Ammons Crawford, and Senators Luke Rankin and Stephen Goldfinch, are organizing a Socastee Community Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Socastee High School.

Members of the community with properties impacted by the recent flooding following Hurricane Florence are encouraged to attend to learn more about available resources and community resiliency planning efforts. Participating organizations will be set up in stations around the common area and attendees will be able to visit different stations and speak with representatives from those agencies.

Participating organizations include South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Disaster Recovery Office (DRO), Grand Strand Water and Sewer, Horry Electric, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, Horry County departments including Stormwater, Public Works, Code Enforcement, Engineering, Planning & Zoning, Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, and the Police Department will be on hand to answer questions.



Final Stage of Debris Removal Begins Today

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Horry County Government is entering the final stage of debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county. The County’s contracted crews have completed several passes through communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they are now set to begin their final pass to clean up any remaining debris in these same communities.

The County established a final debris set-out date of Monday, November 26th, 2018.  Residents that live on a county-maintained road and still have flood-damaged debris need to bring it to the county’s right-of-way today.  Any debris that is placed in the right-of-way in front of residents’ homes after today may not be picked up by the county’s contractors because they will be making a single “final pass” through all flood-damaged communities.

As a reminder, Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort even if it is placed in the county right-of-way prior to 11/26.

Likewise, any debris that is placed outside the county’s right-of-way will not be collected during the contractor’s final pass.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement. A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during the final pass for debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at horrycounty.org. 

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by this event. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until debris removal operations are complete. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood damaged appliances and white goods, flood damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



Horry County Returns to OPCON 5

Horry County returns to Operating Condition (OPCON) 5, normal operating condition, as of 8 AM this morning. Horry County Government remains focused on recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding.

The Horry County Debris Hotline (843-915-7777) will remain active until further notice.

Residents affected by Hurricane Florence 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.

For updates on recovery efforts, follow the Horry County Government social media feeds and horrycounty.org.



Horry County Debris Hotline Activated

Horry County Government has established a debris hotline for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. In addition, Horry County has a map of the impacted areas that will be serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, located at horrycounty.org. Horry County will only be picking up storm debris along county-maintained roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding.  

The County’s contracted crews will begin today in the flooded areas from the State Line to Highway 9 including the Aberdeen area, and then they will move south of Highway 9 to cover Polo Farms, Tallwood Drive, and the Starbluff Area. The crews will continue, making several passes, working their way from the north end of the County to the south end, following the receding water. The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



Horry County Moves to OPCON 2

Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 2 due to continuing flooding issues. OPCON 2 means that the flooding continues to pose a serious threat to Horry County, but the situation is stabilizing.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24 hours a day and the Phone Bank is operational (843-915-5150) to assist residents and visitors with questions.

Horry County Emergency Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrycountyemergencymanagementdepartment

Horry County Emergency Management Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorryEMD



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