LIST: Closings, cancellations, postponements announced ahead of Hurricane Ian’s landfall

Storm closures, cancellations
Storm closures, cancellations(MGN, WMBF)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 8:24 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 8:41 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The threat of severe weather from Tropical Storm Ian has led to the postponement or cancellation of events in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

This list will be updated as more information comes in:

HORRY COUNTY

Horry County Schools announced Wednesday that all district facilities and schools will be closed Friday for an eLearning day due to the weather. Officials said school staff members will provide directions for students regarding the remote day. All after-school activities scheduled for Thursday and Friday have also been canceled.

HCS employees will also work remotely except for nutrition services staff, bus drivers, maintenance technicians and building services staff. The district said those employees will be allowed to make up the day based on their schedules.

The Georgetown County School District also made Friday an eLearning day, with all of its facilities closed and after-school activities scheduled for Thursday and Friday canceled. In addition, all GCSD activities scheduled for Saturday have also been called off. The district said it intends to return to normal operations on Monday.

A Myrtle Beach Fire Safety event scheduled for Saturday at the Coastal Grand Mall was postponed until Oct. 22.

The City of North Myrtle Beach has canceled its Farmers Market event scheduled for Friday.

Barefoot Landing’s OktoberFest! rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 from Oct. 1.

Several Grand Strand and Pee Dee high school football games have also been rescheduled due to the storm.

Brookgreen Gardens announced it will close Friday, with a tentative reopening date of Saturday.

Myrtle Beach has canceled Mrytle’s Market, The Market Common Market, the Goomday Kickball tournament, and Myrtle Beach Recreation Center’s after-school program. The Myrtle Beach Barc Parcs will also be closed Friday.

The “I Love Seafood” festival has been rescheduled to Nov. 5-6, the Fall Jerk Festival has moved to Oct. 30, Pride in the Park is now on Oct. 22 and Britfest Car Show at The Market Common will be held Oct. 15.

Coast RTA also announced it will suspend service Friday due to the storm.

Coastal Carolina University will move to online classes Friday and anticipate in-person classes will resume Saturday.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College has canceled all night classes beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday and all Friday classes, field trips, internships and clinicals. All operations will resume Monday.

Surfside Beach Sanitation Schedule Adjusted Due to Hurricane Ian. The Town of Surfside Beach has suspended all sanitation services for Friday. Friday Curbside Recycling will take place on Monday. Friday Yard Debris area will be serviced on Tuesday. Friday Commercial dumpster route will be serviced on Sunday.

Horry County Animal Care Center will be closed Friday through Sunday, staff will continue to care for the animals on-site.

All Horry County Parks will close at 5 p.m. Thursday and any Horry County sponsored athletics will be canceled. All Parks and Recreation Centers will plan to reopen Saturday for indoor activities.

Horry County Memorial Libary branches will be closed Friday.

The Horry County Museum and L.W. Living History Farm have canceled all Friday programming.

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority facilities including Landfill, Material Recycling Facility, Household Hazardous Waste Facility and all 25 Horry County Recycling Convenience Centers will be closed Friday. The Landfill on Highway 90 and the Material Recycling facility on Three R Drive will reopen Saturday at 6 a.m. and the Recycling convenience centers will be planned to reopen Saturday at 7 a.m., depending on the availability of power.

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will be closed on Friday and will reopen Saturday, weather permitting.

Loris City Hall will be closed Friday.

North Myrtle Beach trash collection will be canceled Friday. There are plans to resume collection Saturday, weather permitting.

Publix announced that it will close multiple Grand Strand locations Friday. Those locations include:

  • Publix at Forest Square, 2170 Oakheart Rd., Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Village Shops at Grande Dunes, 7925 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Coastal North Town Center, 1576 Highway 17 N., North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Pawley Island Plaza, 10225 Ocean Hwy #17, Pawleys Island, S.C.
  • Prince Creek Village, 11920 Hwy. 202, Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Myrtle Beach International Airport will remain open however they urge travelers to check with individual airlines for flight statuses.

FLORENCE COUNTY

Florence County School Districts 2, 3 and 5 announce e-learning day in preparation for Hurricane Ian | Florence County schools are preparing for the impacts of Hurricane Ian, announcing Friday as an e-learning day. Florence County School District 5 has canceled all after-school activities for Thursday and Friday, with plans to return to normal Monday, Oct. 3.

Florence-Darlington Techincal College will now be closed Friday due to the closure of Florence County offices.

Florence After 5, scheduled for Friday, September 30 is canceled due to forecast impacts of rain and wind associated with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ian. The city says it will be unable to reschedule the event due to a full slate of events scheduled in October, November, and December. Florence After 5 will return on Friday, May 26, 2023.

Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival - The Fall Plant and Flower Festival at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market has been rescheduled for Oct. 14-16, 2022. The festival was originally set for this weekend.

Lake City administrative offices will be closed on Friday, with plans to reopen Monday. All events are canceled for Friday and Saturday. Sandbags are available at the Public Works Department to Lake City residents on a first come first serve basis. There is a limit of 10 per household. Trash pick-up for Friday will be pushed to Monday.

Frances Marion University will cancel Friday classes and activities will be canceled throughout the weekend. Essential workers will still report to work. Dining Services and dorms will remain open and classes will resume on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Florence Christian School and Child Care will be closed Friday.

American Airlines has canceled its flights for Friday into the Florence Regional Airport.

DILLON COUNTY

Dillon School Districts Three and Four will have an eLearning Day Friday due to inclement weather.

Dillon Christian School will cancel classes Friday, no eLearning will be required.

MARLBORO COUNTY

Marlboro County School District will have a half day Thursday and eLearning Friday. All extracurricular activities Friday will be canceled.

The Humane Society of Marlboro County will be closed this Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1 due to heavy rainfall and winds expected from Hurricane Ian. Staff will still be on site to feed and clean.

Bennettsville Administrative offices will be closed Friday with plans to reopen Monday at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Bennettsville Public Works will not have a collection on Friday. Roll-out carts, limbs and leaves will not be collected. The normal schedule will resume Monday.

All Marlboro County offices will be closed Friday.

MARION COUNTY

All Marion County Schools will operate as an eLearning Day on Friday, Sept. 30. All facilities and buildings will be closed for staff and students. Students will be assigned eLearning assignments that are expected to be completed at home.

Marion County Administration buildings will be closed Friday with plans to reopen Monday at 8:30 a.m.

ROBESON COUNTY

Due to possible weather impacts by Tropical Storm Ian, the Public Schools of Robeson County will operate on a remote schedule tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 30. Friday remains a teacher workday for students. The remote schedule pertains to PSRC staff members. Additionally, PSRC Early College will operate on an asynchronous instructional day schedule.

All classes at Robeson Community College will move to online instruction for Friday. Students are asked to check with their instructors regarding clinicals and other field-related classes.

The college will resume a normal operating schedule on Monday October 3, 2022. The college asks that students, faculty, and staff continue to check the RCC website and social media pages for the latest updates.

DARLINGTON COUNTY

All County offices, the landfill, solid waste collection and recycling centers will be closed Friday Weather permitting, normal hours will resume on Saturday for the landfill, solid waste collection and recycling centers.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Georgetown County offices will be closed Friday. Taxes due on Sept. 30 can be paid on Monday, Oct. 3 without penalty.

STATE

South Carolina reschedules game against SC State due to Hurricane Ian impacts - The Gamecocks will take on the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Thursday instead of Saturday at noon.

South Carolina State University will cancel Friday classes and it has rescheduled the Friday volleyball match against North Carolina Central University to Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m.