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On November 3, 2016
Conway, South Carolina –Horry County will begin curbside removal of bulk household debris from targeted flood stricken areas within unincorporated Horry County. The county plans to conduct one pass of the areas along county maintained roads that have been identified over the last month from flood-height data, door-to-door assessments and flyover surveys. Bulk debris such as carpeting, sofas, furniture, mattresses, drywall and other demolition materials should be placed in the right-of-way for removal in separate piles from any vegetative/woody debris. Horry County will announce the targeted areas that the trucks will be in and will provide advance notice of curbside pickup through door-hangers and social media posts.
Home owners in need of assistance with removing flood damaged items should register at www.myrtlebeachdisasterrelief.com. The home will be evaluated and a volunteer group will be assigned to assist. Volunteers will help bring the debris to the right-of-way for the debris trucks to remove.
Horry County estimates that over 500 homes throughout the county have been impacted by flooding. This number of homes is expected to rise as assessment teams continue to move into other flooded areas.
To date, residents have self-hauled over 5,000 cubic yards of debris.
Residents impacted by the flood may still self-haul their bulky household debris to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s landfill or recycling convenience centers at no charge. Bulk items should be separated from the vegetative/woody debris caused by the storm as well as other household items like paints, solvents, and garbage. Information on those locations can be found at www.solidwasteauthority.org.
Horry County continues to collect vegetative debris on county-maintained roads with two complete passes planned over the next several weeks and 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 Horry County representatives from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Please continue to check the Horry County website for additional information and updates on the debris removal process.
On October 2, 2016
in County News, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – At 8:00 a.m., Horry County will move to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in preparation of Hurricane Matthew. OPCON 4 puts Horry County on “Alert” status, which means that county officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and other coastal communities. Horry County will continue to monitor the storm closely and review all operational plans. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is NOT active at this time, however Horry County Emergency Management will continue to keep the public aware of changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary.
Forecasters with our local NWS offices predict that even if Hurricane Matthew remains at sea, Horry County's coast could see tropical storm-force winds and flooding.
Citizens should stay tuned to local media for updates. It is also a good time to review family emergency plans, including items that may be needed during power outages such as water, batteries, flashlights, etc.
For more information on wind safety, please visit the National Weather Service at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/wind/.
On August 31, 2016
in Emergencies, General, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Emergency Management will continue to monitor Tropical Depression (TD) #9 throughout the weekend and keep the public aware of any changes in the forecast.
The current forecast has TD #9 moving along or near the Southeast U.S. coast after crossing northern Florida as at Tropical Storm. The track of the storm did shift slightly to the west, which will result in an increase in rain and wind for Horry County. The storm is forecast to make its closest approach to our coast late Friday afternoon and early evening. Winds and rainfall amounts are forecast to begin increasing Friday morning and decrease by late Friday evening. Maximum wind gusts along our coast could range from 50-53 mph and about 40 mph inland on Friday. Rainfall amounts along the coast of Horry County are estimated at 5-7 inches and 3-5 inches inland.
TD #9 has the potential to have significant marine impact as the bulk of the storm is expected to remain offshore. There will continue to be a high potential for rip currents along our beaches throughout the weekend. Beachgoers are encouraged to follow the below ocean safety checklist:
Ocean Safety Checklist
On Friday, motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling as roads will be slick and ponding could occur.
Additional driving tips include:
Coastal residents and property owners are especially encouraged to begin securing outdoor furniture, garbage cans, etc. as winds will start increasing on Friday.
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.
On February 13, 2014
February 13, 2014 12 p.m.
On February 11, 2014
February 11, 2014 4:30 PM
Conway, South Carolina –Horry County will remain at Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in preparation of wintry weather over the next couple of days. OPCON 4 puts Horry County on “Alert” status, which means county officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, and will continue to monitor the storm closely. Horry County is reviewing all operational plans and will keep everyone aware of any changes in the forecast and will take appropriate action when necessary.
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