roads closed for more than 7 days in February/March 2021
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
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
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
Horry has had three "500-year storms" in 5 years. 55,825 properties are at risk of flooding in the next storm. And there's still no plan to protect them.
The County has said they've been working on a flood protection plan for more than two years. Why haven't we seen it? It's time for us to make some noise to push the County to publish the plan.
Johnny Gardner, Chairman of Horry County Council asked April O’Leary, founder of Horry County Rising, to serve on the county’s Special Flood Committee.
In response, we hand-delivered a letter to Chairman Gardner outlining the details of what our organization considers a serious flood resiliency plan prior to accepting the invitation to serve on the committee.