Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On March 18, 2018
in County News, Emergencies
Effective immediately, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission, which can be located at http://www.state.sc.us/forest/fire.htm. All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.
We remind our citizens that where the burn ban is not in place, we ask their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-7066.
On March 15, 2018
in County News, Emergencies
Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and extreme wind speeds. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-7066.
On March 3, 2018
On January 5, 2018
CONWAY, SC – As the snow, ice, and cold weather continues in our community, many of the lakes and ponds in our area become frozen over. The ice on these bodies of water can be an attraction to children and adults, unfortunately, there is no such thing as safe ice in our community. Where a lake or pond may have a coat of ice, the ice is not strong enough to support body weight. We ask you to stress to your children, as well as those they play with, to please stay away from this ice to prevent a tragedy from occurring.
If someone does fall through the ice, we remind you of these safety tips:
If you would like additional fire or life safety information please contact Mark R. Nugent, Public Information Officer for Horry County Fire Rescue, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Severe Weather Update:
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County returns to Operating Condition (OPCON) 5, normal operating condition, as of 10 AM this morning.
At this time, no significant road issues have been reported; however, Horry County Emergency Management officials remind everyone to use caution on the roadways as refreezing and patches of black ice are possible until temperatures rise. The Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline (843-381-8000) will remain active. Unincorporated residents can call and report any drainage issues or damage to roads.
Horry Emergency Management (843-915-5150) is also available during normal working hours (Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM) for questions, concerns, etc.
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