Our Work is Not Over

in Horry County

We are asking Horry County Council for better wetland protections to address the county’s flooding issues, and to protect your wallet.

DEMAND WETLAND PROTECTIONS

 

100+

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

 

 

Better wetland protections will:

Reduce street flooding, Prevent storm damages, Decrease the cost of flood insurance, and Increase your property value

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Please send an email to Horry County Council now and ask them for better wetland protections. For every email sent to council, Horry County Rising will give away a free Oak Tree to a resident living in the county this Spring.

 

DEMAND WETLAND PROTECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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! 

Click here to check it out