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Horry County Lifts Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina – After conferring with the Department of Forestry, and due to the recent precipitation, Horry County Government has lifted an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  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.  Please consider burning after 4:00 PM, and consider not burning on extremely windy days.

Horry County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions and may re-impose the ban at a later date if conditions deteriorate. Horry County Government has a policy allowing it to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at  843-915-5190.

Horry County Monitors Winter Storm

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Emergency Management Department is monitoring the winter weather conditions that are possible for our area. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch effective from 6 a.m. Wednesday morning through 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Anticipated impacts include heavy mixed precipitation (snow and/or ice) for portions of northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina.

Citizens are encouraged to drive safely during rainy conditions:

  • First and foremost: slow down! 
  • Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
  • Maintain proper following distance (3 Second Rule). This needs to be increased in wet/icy conditions.
  • Don't follow large trucks or busses too closely. The spray created by their large tires reduces your vision. Take care when passing them as well; if you must pass, do so quickly and safely.
  • Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you. 

Horry County Emergency Management Division also urges everyone to continue proper precautions for cold weather such as: 

  • Remember the usual emergency supplies: a flashlight and batteries, a battery-powered radio, extra non-perishable food and water, extra medicines and baby items, and first-aid supplies.
  • Freezing temperatures can burst water pipes in homes that lack heat or proper insulation. Wrap exposed pipes or take other measures to insulate them from the cold.
  • Prepare a place indoors for pets. Move farm animals to shelters and have extra feed and water available.
  • Residents are encouraged to check on elderly and at-risk neighbors and relatives due to the increased potential for power outages and cold temperatures. 
  • Use caution when traveling on roads.  
  • Use caution when walking in parking lots and on sidewalks.
  • Travelers should not contact the airport but should check with airlines as flights may be delayed or canceled. 

For more information on winter weather safety tips for your family and pets, please log onto the American Red Cross website.  

Horry County Animal Care Center Reduces Pet Adoption Fee for December

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) wants all homeless pets in Horry County to be Home for the Holidays! To accomplish this, all dog and cat adoptions for the month of December are half price! Dogs are just $40 and include spaying/neutering, distemper and parvo vaccines, bordatella vaccines, rabies vaccines, heartworm testing (if over six months of age), deworminig, flea prevention, microchipping and 30-days of free pet health insurance.  Cats are just $25 and include spaying/neutering, feline viral rhinotracheitis vaccine, calici virus vaccine, panleukopenia vaccine, rabies vaccine, leukemia testing (if over six months of age), deworming, flea prevention, microchipping and 30-days of free pet health insurance.

For more information or to view pets currently available for adoption and stray intakes contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, visit us on Facebook, or visit our website

Horry County Animal Care Center Vaccination Clinic Cancelled

Conway, South Carolina – The vaccination clinic that Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) was to hold, 12 September 2017, has been cancelled due to the potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. Additionally, all the spay/neuter clinic appointments scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017, have been cancelled.

For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172