Our Work is Not Over

in Horry County

We asked for a real plan to address the county's flooding issues.  All we got was a menu of possible options.




roads closed for more than 7 days in February/March 2021

16th place

out of 16 South Carolina coastal counties in flood readiness

1 in 3

Horry County properties has serious flood risk

4-5 years

behind on cleaning ditches

“In February of this year, over 100 Horry County roads were flooded for more than a week.  These flood stories are so crazy they are hard to believe.”

Hear the voices of flood survivors from Horry County, South Carolina on what frequent floods took from them and take action.


Socastee neighborhood was flooded over 15 days and cars couldn’t leave. 

I'm supposed to be in an ankle cast right now because I just recently had ankle surgery.  Can't wear it, because I have to wear wading boots. 

Half the people back there don't have sewer.

- Russ Barfield, Socastee Resident

Russ Barfield


Streamer Trace Neighborhood was flooded for 20 days and people had to paddle kayaks to their vehicles parked one mile away just to get groceries.

There's all the neighborhood cars, I'm sure you saw when you came in.  So, that's just ripe for someone thinking about robbing a car, because there's no one watching it and there's no way we can watch our vehicles.  

- Emily Heeren & Donna Nelson, Streamer Trace Residents

Emily Heeren + Donna Nelson


This video shows Pitch Landing resident Whitney Hall taking a Jon boat down her street!

We don't have any hot water.

We don't have any cable, we don't have any Wi Fi.

Can't take the dogs out.

- Whitney Hall, Pitch Landing resident

Whitney Hall



We Need a Better Plan

Horry has had three "500-year storms" in 5 years. 55,825 properties are at risk of flooding in the next storm. And Horry County's plan is still not good enough.

After making us wait two years, what we got was an incomplete, insufficient plan.  It's time for us to make some noise to make sure that our homes and families are protected.



Better Flood Protection in Horry County Starts With a 'Real' Flood Plan










We WonCH4@5x-1

When we come together, we win

Fear of the next flood makes many people feel helpless and ignored.  When we come together with one loud voice, we win!  Because of people like you making their voices heard, Horry County now has some of the highest building elevation standards in South Carolina! 

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