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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County to Begin Ground Mosquito Spraying

Horry County Stormwater will begin spraying for mosquitoes by truck beginning next week, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weather permitting.
To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers should contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.
Horry County wants to remind horse owners to consult with their veterinarian about getting their horses properly immunized against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which is carried by mosquitoes and can be transmitted to humans.
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. Anyone in the unincorporated areas can request mosquito spraying by calling the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000 or by using the free HCConnect App on their smartphone.

Two County Boat Landings to Temporarily Close for Maintenance

Horry County will temporarily close two area boat landings for parking lot maintenance this week. The following boat landings will be closed until noon on the day of their scheduled maintenance the Danny Knight Boat Landing will be closed Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and the Chris Anderson Boat Landing will be closed Thursday, April 1, 2021. Boaters are encouraged to visit one of the many other boat landings throughout Horry County which are listed on the website.

Lewis Ocean Bay Controlled Burn Canceled

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) intended controlled burn in the vicinity of International Drive that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, 2021, through Wednesday, March 31, 2021, has been canceled due to anticipated inclement weather.

SCDRO to Host Mobile Intake Site at James R. Frazier Community Center

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO) will host a mobile intake site at the James R. Frazier Center (1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport, SC 29527) as part of the Hurricane Florence Recovery Project.

Representatives will be onsite at the James R. Frazier Community Center on March 29, March 31, April 6 and April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SCDRO is accepting online applications from citizens in Horry County with remaining Hurricane Florence damage. Applications can be filled out here, or applicants can call (844) 410-8560 with questions and to schedule an appointment for intake. Please see the flyers below for more information.

NOTE: this intake is separate from the Socastee buyout program, please contact SCDRO for more information.


Horry County Government Offices & Facilities to Close Early Due to Severe Weather Threat

Based on the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service, Horry County Government offices and facilities will close at 2 p.m. today, March 18, 2021, due to the potential threat of severe weather.

All Horry County Solid Waste Authority recycling and convenience centers will also close at 2 p.m. today.

Recreation events scheduled at county recreation centers and fields will also be cancelled tonight.

The Board of Fee Appeals meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. today is cancelled.

Myrtle Beach International Airport remains open but passengers should check the status of their flights with their airlines.

Public safety departments will continue to provide critical services.

Horry County Government asks everyone to remain weather aware and heed any emergency weather alerts. For more information, follow Horry County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.