LIST: Closings, cancellations, postponements due to Idalia

Storm closures, cancellations
Storm closures, cancellations(MGN, WMBF)
Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 5:52 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2023 at 3:32 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The threat of severe weather from Tropical Storm Idalia 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:

  • Coastal Carolina University will resume normal operations Thursday at 5 p.m. with online instruction continuing for Thursday classes and in-person classes resuming Friday. Full campus service details can be found here.
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College is canceling classes and closing campus starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The college will remain closed on Thursday. Officials hope to resume on Friday. Supervisors will work with employees to account for time lost.
  • Horry County government facilities will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The county says facilities should open back up on Thursday at 10 a.m. All county parks and recreation centers will also close beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • The City of Myrtle Beach’s facilities are closing at 4 p.m. Wednesday. They are scheduled to reopen Thursday at 8 a.m.
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport will remain open however they urge travelers to check with individual airlines for flight statuses.
  • Myrtle Beach Police Department said the Horry County Overdose Awareness Day event that was scheduled for Thursday evening is postponed and no new date has been announced.
  • Multiple Publix grocery stores in Horry County will close early Wednesday. The stores at Prince Creek Village Center, Forest Square, Village Shops at Grande Dunes, Coventry Marketplace, Marketplace at the Mill and Coastal North Town Center will close at 3 p.m. Publix officials expect to reopen the stores on Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel will be closed on Wednesday. Officials say they will reopen when conditions improve.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday because of the weather. They will return to normal hours on Thursday.
  • Myrtle’s Market is closed on Wednesday.
  • The Market Common Center will maintain regular hours. However, the hours for individual businesses might differ on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Horry County’s Wednesday public input session has been canceled. Officials are working to reschedule.
  • The Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ ballpark, including the box office and pro shop, is closed Wednesday. It will reopen Thursday at 11 a.m.
  • Horry County Clerk of Court Office will open at 10 a.m. Thursday instead of 8 a.m. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Wells Fargo banks in Horry County either closed at noon or were closed Wednesday for the storm.
  • The City of North Myrtle Beach’s trash pickup will be delayed on Thursday. The pickup will start at 10 a.m.
  • Surfside Beach Town Hall will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, September 1.
  • The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Horry County will open at 10 a.m. Thursday.
  • Ocean Lakes will close all operations at 8 p.m. Wednesday. They will have a delayed opening Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • Coast RTA Services’ entertainment shuttled in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach will stop at 8 p.m. Coast RTA expects to resume services at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
  • The South Carolina Department of Revenue’s Myrtle Beach office will open Thursday at 1 p.m.
  • The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s office is closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. They plan to open with normal business hours on Thursday.
  • North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will reopen on Thursday when safe conditions have been established
  • Francis Marion University will close at 2:30 p.m. and will reopen Friday at 8:30 a.m.
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College will be closing at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will resume normal operations on Friday.
  • The Greater Florence Chamber said their Women in Commerce luncheon will be rescheduled. The event is now set for Sept. 6. It starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Florence Center.
  • Wells Fargo banks in Florence County either closed at noon or were closed Wednesday for the storm.
  • The Florence County Public Library will close Wednesday at 3 p.m. It will open as soon as weather allows, officials said.
  • Florence Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday evening.
  • The Florence County Museum will close at 3 p.m.
  • The South Carolina Department of Revenue’s Florence office will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday and reopen at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

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  • Robeson Community College closing on Thursday, August 31 due to Hurricane Idalia. RCC will transition to remote learning beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will reopen on Friday at 8 a.m.
  • Robeson County Government Offices will be closed on Thursday, August 31. Court cases scheduled for Thursday will be rescheduled.
  • Administrative offices with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office will be closed Thursday and will be back open at 8:15 a.m. Friday.
  • Georgetown City Hall will close at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. For Thursday, city hall will open at noon and close at 3:45 p.m. for “special circumstances.”
  • Georgetown County’s offices will open at noon on Thursday. This excluded the landfill, which opens at 10 a.m. The county said all recycling centers will open at noon. Offices and facilities are open for normal hours on Wednesday.
  • Georgetown County’s General Sessions Court has been canceled for the remainder of the week. Family Court will be done virtually on Thursday morning for bench warrant hearings only.
  • The due date for vehicle taxes in Georgetown County has been extended. Taxpayers have until Sept. 5 to apply for high mileage discounts and pay taxes on their vehicles without a penalty.
  • The Publix at the Pawleys Island Plaza will close at 3 p.m. Publix officials expect to reopen the store on Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • Brookgreens Gardens said they will close at noon on Wednesday. They said they would issue an update for any further hour changes.
  • Wells Fargo banks in Georgetown County either closed at noon or were closed Wednesday for the storm.
  • The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Georgetown County will open at 10 a.m. Thursday.
  • Coast RTA Services will stop service on routes 14 and 16 on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All other routes will operate until 8 p.m. Coast RTA expects to resume services at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
  • Sanitation and curbside collections will start after 7 a.m. on Thursday in the city of Georgetown.
  • Georgetown County’s International Overdose Awareness Day Event has been postponed. As of now, the event is being slated for Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.
  • City of Mullins’ offices will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 30 and will reopen Friday morning. Mullins trash pick-up will stay on schedule for Thursday.
  • The county’s offices will close at noon on Wednesday.

We will continue to update this list as cancelations and postponements are announced.