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Property owners, business owners, essential employees allowed back into North Myrtle Beach

(Source: City of North Myrtle Beach Budget Retreat) (Source: City of North Myrtle Beach Budget Retreat)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The City of North Myrtle Beach is now open for limited re-entry for property owners, business owners, and their essential employees, a city official confirmed Sunday morning.

Checkpoints have been established at all entrances to North Myrtle Beach, and property owners seeking to re-enter will have to show their driver’s license or other formal proof of address, such as a water bill, deed or rental agreement, according to a news release from the city

Business owners who do not live in the city will need to bring a copy of their business license, or other formal document that ties them to the business.

Essential employees will have to show proof of employment, such as a letter from their employer on the company’s business letterhead that identifies them by name as being essential to the recovery of that business. That name must match the name as it shows on their driver’s license.

While limited re-entry to the city is allowed, there may be locations in the city where access is not currently allowed.

Governor Nikki Haley confirmed in a news conference Sunday morning that the evacuation order for Zone A in Horry County, which includes streets east of Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach, has not yet been lifted.

“We are working quickly but responsibly to secure those areas and provide access,” the release states. “Please be patient with this process as we will have an influx of returning residents and business owners.”

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