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.