Things to know as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach and the Carolinas

Things to know as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach and the Carolinas...

•   The evacuation process should be complete by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, click, to learn more about the re-entry process.

•   Businesses are required to complete operations and have security in place by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12.

•   Have questions?  Call 843-918-INFO (4636).  The Myrtle Beach Police Department is staffing this 24-hour Information Line during the evacuation period.

•   City facilities are closed, but Public Safety and Public Works are working 24-hours.  Myrtle Beach Municipal court is cancelled until further notice.

•   All city meetings and special events are cancelled through Sunday, September 16.

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•   No residential solid waste or recycling service will be provided Wednesday or Thursday, September 12 and 13, due to Hurricane Florence.

•   Remember to secure or bring indoors your pelican, any outdoor furniture and other items that could blow or float away in Hurricane Florence.

•   The North and South Barc Parcs (off-leash dog parks) in Myrtle Beach are closed until further notice.

•   The ocean is double red-flagged due to the likelihood of rip currents and strong waves.  The ocean is closed to swimming and other aquatic activities.

•   The $34 Million beach re-nourishment project along the Grand Strand is on hold temporarily, thanks to Hurricane Florence.

•   Myrtle Beach’s Emergency Operations Center will open Thursday to respond to Hurricane Florence.  The EOC number is 843-918-1400.