Business, government closings, cancellations coming in ahead of impact from Hurricane Irma

Business, government closings, cancellations coming in ahead of impact from Hurricane Irma

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – With Hurricane Irma threatening to impact the South Carolina coast in the next few days, some businesses have begun canceling events ahead of the storm.

Below are a current list of current cancellations:

  • Carolinas Centers for Sight, P.C., located at 400 N. Cashua Drive in Florence, will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11, due to the threat from Hurricane Irma.
  • Due to the uncertain path that Hurricane Irma may travel, MPW Industrial Services has postponed the grand opening of its Georgetown facility scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
  • Due to the possibility of inclement weather related to Hurricane Irma, the Horry County Museum’s program on Saturday, Sept. 9 on Fossils of the Pee Dee Region by Don Kirkpatrick will be postponed until a later date.
  • The Florence Police Department will be postponing the annual Police Fund Golf Tournament to a later date. This postponement is due to the state of emergency issued for South Carolina earlier Wednesday and the department’s focus shifting to preparation for the impact of Hurricane Irma.  The tournament will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
  • The reception for the opening of art celebrating historic Jamestown, SC, originally scheduled for September 10 at the Florence County Library has been rescheduled for a future date.
  • J Bryan Floyd Community Center and NMB Park & Sports Complex will close at 5:00 p.m. Monday.
  • Trinity Y2K Child Care Center in Surfside Beach will be closed Monday, Sept. 11.
  • The Florence Family YMCA Preschool and After-School Programs will be closed Monday due to the weather.
  • Hartsville city crews will not collect trash on Monday, Sept. 11. Residents should secure bins during these weather conditions.
  • Brookgreen Gardens will be closed Monday, Sept. 11.
  • All Head Start and Early Head Start centers are closed in Florence, Marion and Dillon counties on Monday.
  • The City of Florence is postponing its regularly-scheduled City Council meeting on Monday, September 11. An announcement will be made once the meeting is rescheduled.
  • The City of Florence is also canceling City Court for Monday. If you are scheduled to appear in City Court Monday, a letter will be mailed to you assigning an alternate date.
  • Georgetown County's regular council meeting on the morning of September 12 has been canceled.
  • Georgetown County Offices will be closed on Monday, September  11.
  • The Williamsburg County Offices will be closed on Monday, September 11.
  • The Robeson County Courthouse in Lumberton, N.C. is operating on a two-hour delay on Monday, Sept. 11. District and superior courts will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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