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      Horry County goes to OpCon 4

      Press release - Conway, South Carolina -Horry County moved to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4) in preparation of Hurricane Irene. OPCON 4 puts Horry County on "Alert" status, which means county officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and other coastal communities. Horry County will continue to monitor the storm closely and review all operational plans. Horry County Emergency Management will continue to keep the public aware of changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary.

      The next couple of days would be a good time for citizens to review their family hurricane plans, including items that may be needed like water, batteries, flashlights, etc. Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County's website. Located on the right side of the home page you will see a link called Hurricane Information. This link contains information on how to prepare for an emergency, evacuation routes and maps, shelters, re-entry information, etc. Follow Horry County Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook.