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Horry County Emergency Management to hold town hall meetings

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Emergency Management plans to host several town hall meetings for the public regarding the new "Know Your Zone" hurricane campaign. This is an opportunity to educate the public on the changes that are in effect for this year's hurricane season.

This year's changes include three new hurricane evacuation zones in Horry County, which now incorporate more land area. These new zones will require more people living in those areas to leave during certain hurricanes, based on predicted storm surge rather than the category of the storm. It is imperative for every resident to know what evacuation zone they live in and what to do if evacuations become necessary.

For those living in the North Strand and Little River areas, the meeting will be held July 30 at 6:00 p.m., at C. B. Berry Community and Historical Center on Highway 179 in Little River.

The town hall meeting for citizens in the South Strand areas will be August 6 at 7:00 p.m. at South Strand Recreation on Scipio Lane in Myrtle Beach.

Those in the Bucksport area will meet August 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center on Bucksport Road in Conway.

Horry County Emergency Management will be at each of these meetings to answer any questions you may have regarding new evacuation plans and procedures; from which specific zone you live in to specific routes that will be utilized and exactly how those routes will be used.

To learn more about the "Know Your Zone" campaign and to learn more about hurricane planning, you can visit the Horry County Emergency Management website at http://emd.horrycounty.org/ or you can call them at 843-915-5150.

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