Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On August 4, 2020
in Closings, County News, Emergencies
The Green Sea Library branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will be closed today, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, due to a power outage.
Library patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other branches located throughout Horry County. Locations, hours, and COVID-19 limitations can be found on the Horry County Memeorial Library System's website.
On August 4, 2020
As of 2 a.m. on August 4, 2020, the Horry County Emergency Operations Center will close following Hurricane Isaias and the county will return to OPCON 3, normal daily operations. The emergency phone bank will close at 2 a.m. today as well.
Horry County Government offices will resume normal operations at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Horry County operates on three OPCON levels:
OPCON THREE- Normal Daily Operations
Agencies plan, train, coordinate and exercise as needed. Incidents are monitored by the county warning point and county emergency management.
OPCON TWO - Enhanced Awareness
A disaster or emergency is likely to affect the county. Emergency operations plans are implemented. The County Emergency Operations Center is partially activated if necessary.
OPCON ONE - Full Alert
A disaster or emergency is imminent or occurring. The County Emergency Operations Center is fully activated. Emergency response personnel are activated.
On July 31, 2020
Horry County Council has declared a localized state of emergency to adopt emergency ordinances to meet public emergencies affecting life, health, safety or the property of the people in our area. The declaration will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless sooner terminated by resolution by County Council.
Click here to review the ordinance.
In conjunction, the Horry County Emergency Management Department has moved to OPCON 2 (Level 2 Operation Condition) meaning the county is now operating in a heightened state of awareness with emergency plans beginning to be implemented. County officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, coastal communities including local municipalities, and will continue to monitor the situation closely.
The Horry County Emergency Operations Center is not currently activated, 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. Should the Emergency Operations Center activate, the Emergency Phone Bank will also activate at that time.
In anticipation of possible effects on Horry County from the tropical system, Horry Emergency Management wants to remind all citizens that waiting for a watch or warning is waiting too long! Begin preparation now by:
Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s website at www.horrycounty.org.
Horry County Emergency Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrycountyemergencymanagementdepartment
Horry County Emergency Management Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorryEMD
On July 3, 2020
in County News, Emergencies
Tonight, County Council met for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.
They voted to approve an emergency ordinance declaring that a localized state of emergency exists within Horry County, authorizing the appropriate action to be taken in connection therewith, and requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings by the public under certain circumstances.
Review the ordinance here.
Emergency Meeting of County Council
Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
County Council will be meeting for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.
The meeting will be conducted telephonically and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).
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