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Horry County moves to OPCON 1, opens emergency operations center

Source: Horry County Source: Horry County

The following is a news release from Horry County Government:

Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 1 due to flooding issues regarding Hurricane Joaquin. OPCON 1 means a disaster or emergency situation is in effect and poses a significant threat to Horry County. Horry County has activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Due to flooding issues in the Little River/North Myrtle Beach area, numerous residents have been evacuated from their homes and a shelter will open at 10 p.m. this evening at the First Baptist Church North Myrtle Beach, located at 200 Highway 17 South.

The biggest threats to our area continue to be flash floods and dangerous maritime conditions. All low lying areas, areas prone to flooding, and communities along the Waccamaw River should use extra caution and prepare for potential flooding. An increasing easterly swell and easterly winds will combine with heavy rain to enhance coastal flooding potential. The combination of increasing wave action and water runoff may lead to beach erosion and rip currents will also become elevated beginning this afternoon.

Citizens are highly encouraged to stay off the roads if at all possible. The dangers of driving at night poses a higher risk as the hazards become harder to recognize. Please drive with extreme caution!

Citizens should stay tuned to local media for updates.  It is also a good time to review family emergency plans, including items that may be needed such as water, batteries, flashlights, etch.  Additional flooding information can be found on Horry County’s official website at http://www.horrycounty.org or to review FEMA flood maps at http://www.horrycounty.org/OnlineServices/FEMAFloodMaps

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