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Below is an update from Horry County Thursday morning:

  • Due to flooding, security checkpoints have been established by the Horry County Police along the Waccamaw & Little Pee Dee Rivers as follows:
    • Bucksville Landing--Landing Rd. Conway, SC
    • Cox Ferry Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Dead Ridge Road
    • Drowning Creek Drive
    • Ed Smith Ave.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Folly Rd.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Grey Oaks Rd.-Conway SC
    • Highway 76 @ Sand Plant Road
    • Highway 76 @ Howard Road
    • Huggins Landing Road
    • Hughes Landing
    • Jackson Bluff Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Lees Landing Rd. (north end)-Conway SC
    • Lees Landing Rd.-Conway SC
    • Luck Road (end)
    • Old Camp Road
    • Pee Dee road near Floyd Page Road
    • Pitch Landing Rd.-Conway, SC
    • Riverside Dr.-Conway, SC
    • River Rd.--Myrtle Beach SC
    • Rosewood Dr.-Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Savannah Bluff--Waccamaw Dr.-Conway, SC
    • Shady Grove
    • Smith Blvd.- Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Based on river forecasts, the Waccamaw River will crest at 17 feet late Monday. Road impacts along the river will include additional road closures. Road closures may change as river levels change. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will continue boat patrols on flooded rivers.
  • There are 104 road closures mostly due to flooding. For state road conditions, visit Check back often as conditions can change.
  • As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, initial damage assessments in the unincorporated areas of Horry County include 632 structures, mainly residential properties. These structures sustained minor damage, which is estimated at $18.7 million. The only remaining portions are the flooded areas which will be as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Although the state burning ban has been lifted, Horry County Fire Rescue HIGHLY discourages any burning at least through the end of the weekend.
  • The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offices and recycling centers are all open today. Residents of unincorporated Horry County should utilize the recycling center closest to them to dispose of storm debris. If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the landfill located at 1886 Highway 90. If you live within the limits of an incorporated municipality, you should contact municipal officials regarding their debris cleanup procedures.
  • There are currently 58 individuals at the Beach Church Shelter. Those needing assistance are urged to contact:
    • Impact Ministries for homeowners with trees on their homes and/or water/mud in their homes. For more information, call them at 843-915-5908 or visit them online at
    • 2-1-1 One-stop resource for finding assistance. This resource run by the United Way of Horry County is available 24/7 by calling 211, 1-866-892-9211 or by visiting them online at
    • Catholic Charities 1-855-377-1357
    • Salvation Army 843-488-2769
    • For additional needs/concerns, call Horry County Emergency Management 843-915-5150
  • Horry County has activated its debris management plan and will begin picking up residential tree/yard debris on county maintained roads and in public subdivisions on county maintained roads. At this time, pick-up is not available for residents along private roads and private communities. For those properties that are currently flooded due to the rivers, tree/yard debris pick-up on county maintained roads will begin in those areas once the rivers recede. Horry County will release a more detailed pick-up schedule in the coming days Residents located in private or gated communities may contact private haulers or contractors to remove debris. If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.
  • Follow Horry County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.
  • The South Carolina Highway Patrol is updating this site to reflect road closures as there is impact from flooding or other storm-related issues.
  • Most injuries don’t occur during a storm, but instead after as everyone moves back into the community and works on clean up. Please be safe. Here are a few tips:
    • Tip 1:  Stay away from loose or dangling power lines.
    • Tip 2:  Wear protective clothing during clean-up.
    • Tip 3:  Mold can cause serious health issues. If your home was flooded, follow these tips
      • Clean up and dry out your home as quickly as possible after the storm ends.
      • Air out your house by opening doors & windows.
      • Use fans to dry wet areas.
      • Clean wet items and surfaces with detergent & water.
      • Fix any roof or wall leaks or plumbing ASAP.
      • Throw away anything that you can’t clean or dry quickly.
    • Tip 4:  Keep in mind that floodwater often carries germs. If you touch it, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water. If you don’t have soap or water, use alcohol-based wipes or sanitizer.
    • Tip 5:  Anything that’s had contact with floodwater can carry germs. To keep your kids safe, make sure you disinfect their toys. You may not be able to kill germs on some toys — like stuffed animals and baby toys. Throw out the toys you can’t clean.
    • Tip 6:  Get help lifting heavy or bulky objects. If you lift too much on your own, you could hurt yourself.
    • Tip 7:  Floods can bring mosquitoes that carry disease. Use insect repellent (bug spray) with DEET or Picaridin. Wear long sleeves, pants and socks when you’re outside cleaning.