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Horry County returns to 'OPCON 5' - conditions normal

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Current threats indicates the threat level from each possible impact. Right now, rip currents will be the biggest issue. Current threats indicates the threat level from each possible impact. Right now, rip currents will be the biggest issue.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County returned to Operating Condition Level 5, or OPCON 5, at 8 a.m. Friday, after going to OPCON 4 earlier in the week in preparation for Hurricane Arthur.

Horry County officials stated in a news release:

The current forecast has Tropical Storm Arthur moving toward the South Carolina coast early Thursday morning.  Depending on the angle of approach, the Horry County coastline may experience 20 - 35 mph winds with some higher gusts possible.

Although Hurricane Arthur has passed the Horry County area, strong rip currents and heavy surf remain a threat.  Swimmers are urged to remain cautious throughout today.

Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County Emergency Management's website at http://emd.horrycounty.org.  Follow Horry County Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook.

Horry County went to Operating Condition Level 4 on July 1 in preparation of Tropical Storm Arthur, putting Horry County on "Alert" status.

WMBF News First Alert Weather will monitored the storm closely and provided complete coverage on July 3 as it passed near the Grand Strand coast.

Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County Emergency Management's website.

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