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Winter Weather January 2022: Horry County Moves to OPCON 2; Emergency Operations Center to Close

Horry County has moved to OPCON 2 (Level 2 Operating Condition) meaning the county is operating in a heightened state of awareness to address the impacts from winter weather, but has seen improving conditions.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center will stand down at 10 a.m. today, January 22, 2022 as well.

The Horry County Road and Drainage hotline will also discontinue today at 11:30 a.m., reopening on Monday, January 24, 2022 for normal operations.

All Horry County Government facilities will remain closed and all programs will be canceled today, Saturday, January 22, 2022 through Sunday, January 23, 2022. This includes the Horry County Museum, L.W. Paul Living History Farm, Recreation and Community Centers and Libraries. Horry County public safety departments will continue to operate.

Horry County Government encourages everyone to be careful if traveling today, as well as tonight and tomorrow as refreezing may occur.

Winter Weather January 2022 Update: Horry County Moves to OPCON 1 - Emergency Operations Center Active

Horry County Government has moved to OPCON 1 (Level 1 Operating Condition) meaning the county is now operating at full alert to address the severe winter weather event.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center is active in a remote, virtual state as of 7 a.m. this morning, Jan. 21, 2022. Horry County Emergency Management staff and agency partners are closely monitoring the situation.

Weather forecasts from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. have placed Horry County under an Ice Storm Warning due to the threat of significant ice accumulations from a severe winter weather event. Horry County Government advises residents to take proper preparedness measures for the event.

Preparedness measures include:

·        Ensuring electronic devices are charged in advance of precipitation falling

·        Having nonperishable food and water readily available

·        Checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

·        Following proper use of generators and alternative heating sources should you need them

·        Staying off roads once winter precipitation starts falling

·        Monitoring the forecast

Please stay tuned to Horry County Government social media accounts and local news providers for up-to-date information throughout the event.

South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office Hurricane Florence Program Deadline is July 31, 2021

The application deadline for the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office Hurricane Florence Recovery Program is this Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Horry County Institutes Outdoor Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina (April 21, 2021)—Due to current weather conditions, 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 windy conditions. 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.

COVID 19 Update: Circuit Court Jury Trials Suspended

South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty ordered the circuit courts statewide to not hold any jury trials after December 4, 2020. Starting December 7, 2020, all circuit court hearings currently scheduled, except jury trials, will proceed as previously scheduled.

Jurors summonsed by the Horry County Clerk of Court for jury trials do not need to report for the week of December 7, 2020, or the week of December 14, 2020.

Contact the Horry County Clerk of Court at (843) 915-5080 for questions or concerns.