State of emergency lifted in Conway; all 3 Horry County shelters remain open

State of emergency lifted in Conway; all 3 Horry County shelters remain open

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The civil state of emergency for the City of Conway has been lifted as of Monday afternoon, according to Lt. Selena Small, PIO for the Conway Police Department. Residents are still urged to not drive through any standing water, to use caution and to honor road closures and detours.

Horry County has declared a localized state of emergency. The declaration will remain in effect for 60 days unless sooner terminated by County Council.

According to the Horry County Government, all three Horry County shelters remain open for residents:

  • Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 10595 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, just south of Barefoot Landing.
  • Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway – Please use Harrelson Blvd. to access the church. If you are planning to stay in this shelter, please drive to the back of the church and look for the adventure building and enter at the back door.
  • style="text-align:justify;background:white;">Conway Recreation Center, located on Mill Pond Road between Hwy. 378 and Hwy. 501. NOTE: The Shelter located at the Conway Recreation Center located at 1515 Millpond Rd in Conway is a shelter only; no food is available at this shelter. Those staying at this shelter can bring their own food if needed. 

Below is an alert from Horry County:

Horry County has resumed to Operating Condition (OPCON) 1 due to potential flooding issues. OPCON 1 means a disaster or emergency situation is in effect and poses a significant threat to Horry County. Horry County will activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at noon Sunday.

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. The combination of increasing wave action and water runoff may lead to beach erosion and rip currents will also become elevated beginning this afternoon.

  • Stay off of the roads! Please if you do not need to out on the roadways….Please stay home!
  • Citizens who need to report any road and drainage issues, please call the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000.
  • Citizens who have questions or concerns regarding the flooding, please call Horry County Emergency Management at (843) 915-5150.
  • Please check with your airlines directly, concerning the status of any flights.

Citizens are highly encouraged to stay off the roads if at all possible. The dangers of driving and 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 or to review FEMA flood maps at