Horry County Council Declares Local State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane IdaliaEmergency Council Meeting Idalia 8.29.2023
(Aug. 29, 2023, 3:47 p.m.) Horry County Council has declared a localized state of emergency to adopt emergency ordinances to meet public emergencies affecting life, health, safety or the property of the people in our area.
The declaration will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless sooner terminated by resolution by County Council.
Storm updates are provided periodically on all Horry County Emergency Management pages.
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(Aug. 29, 2023, 8:45 a.m.) - Horry County Emergency Management Department moves to OPCON 2 (Level 2 Operation Condition) on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 as of 8:00 a.m., meaning the county is operating in a heightened state of awareness with emergency plans beginning to be implemented.
County officials have begun discussions with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, coastal communities including local municipalities, and will continue to monitor the situation closely.
The Horry County Emergency Operations Center is not currently activated, however, Horry County Emergency Management will continue to keep the public aware of changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary.
In anticipation of possible effects on Horry County from the tropical system, Horry Emergency Management wants to remind all citizens to prepare by:
- Surveying your property to mitigate potential flooding, such as making sure storm drains and gutters are clear of debris.
- Bringing in or securing yard items and decorations.
- Avoiding flooded roadways.
- Continually monitoring reputable weather information sources such as local media or the National Hurricane Center for the most up to date hurricane information.