Resiliency Project

The goal of the Horry County Flood Resilience Plan is to identify long-term strategies that will reduce flood risks and vulnerabilities along the Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers and the Intracoastal Waterway in unincorporated Horry County.


Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan

Funded through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as project F #30 S #251 - Horry County Mitigation and Resilience Plan Update, this project has a federal share of $210,937.  Local match is $190,013. This project is designed to result in an annex to the county’s All-Hazard’s Mitigation Plan and is scheduled for completion in approximately 6 months.

The goal of the Horry County Flood Resilience Plan is to identify long-term strategies that will reduce flood risks and vulnerabilities along the Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers and the Intracoastal Waterway in unincorporated Horry County. The County acquired the services of a consulting firm to develop a plan that identifies mitigation and flood control options that address repetitive flood loss areas both within and outside of the regulatory flood zone. These strategies will address both historic flood losses and potential flood losses, including the identification and prioritization of infrastructure improvements and development of flood control projects, wetlands development and passive greenspace for the retention of stormwater, and removal or alteration of existing gray infrastructure, and strategies that will define areas where residential buyouts and elevations are most appropriate.

Virtual Seminar Series

A part of the Flood Resiliency Plan, the County will host a seven-week virtual seminar series on flood mitigation and resiliency beginning July 1, 2020. The virtual seminars will take place each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. from July 1 to August 12, 2020. A schedule of topics for discussion is available here.

Tune in live to any of these seminars on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, to the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14), or watch on our website using the links below. Participants can submit their questions during the seminar by texting (843)502-0033 or emailing resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org. Users watching the seminar on the Horry County Government Facebook page can submit their questions in the comments section of the live video feed. Message and data rates may apply. 


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Buyout Interest Form

Horry County is currently seeking State and/or Federal grant funds to help residents become more resilient to flood events. Many applications require the County to identify and coordinate participation with residents living in unincorporated areas of Horry County before being able to apply for funding.

This interest form will help the County identify interested property owners and put together competitive applications for state and federal funding to support such a program, should those funding sources become available. At this time, the County has not instituted a buyout program or secured any funding for any similar program. The form currently being circulated only allows impacted residents to indicate their interest in these or similar programs.

Impacted residents are encouraged to complete and submit the form below so the County can follow up with them in a timely manner if they and their property is eligible for State or Federal programs. If the County receives funds, residents will be asked to provide additional documentation and complete program specific applications and forms.

The County anticipates applying for grant funding this spring, with funds, if we are awarded any funds, becoming available as early as fall 2020. At the point the County is awarded funds for a buyout program, eligible residents can expect to begin an application process for the specific buyout programs that will come with eligibility criteria that could include household income, duplication of benefits, extent of damage, and location. If a property owner is accepted into a program, the average length of time to complete the program from the date of acceptance is six months to a year.

Forms will be accepted through Friday, April 3, 2020. The form can be submitted electronically to resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org and forms are available in person at the Community Development Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Forms can also be mailed to that address to the attention of Horry County Community Development. For questions about how to complete the form, call 843-915-7033.

Residential Buyout Information Request Form

Additional Resources

Submit your pictures and comments

If you experienced flood damage following any recent storm event or if you experience other types of flooding like flash flooding or localized flooding, please help us add that data to the plan by sharing your pictures and comments with us. Email your photos and comments to: resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org.

Share the survey

If you haven't already, you can complete the Resiliency Plan survey here at this link. Please share this survey with community members you know may have been impacted who were unable to attend the public meetings in October.

Sign up for updates

If you would like to receive regular updates on the Horry County Resiliency Project via email, please sign up using the form below. If you have any additional questions about the development of the plan or want to share your pictures or comments, you can reach us at resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org.

 

 

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