A new Horry County flooding task force has been created to help solve the increasingly concerning issue surrounding the flooding in Horry County.
Horry County has been facing flash flooding issues that, coupled with the current pandemic, have placed the county in a difficult position as they work to identify and budget for widespread infrastructure improvements.
Members of the task force “include developers, county staff, environmental activists and politicians such as Al Allen, William Bailey, Orton Bellamy, Ken Richardson, Alex Hyman and Kevin Hardee.”
The task force met for the first time last week, where they began discussions on the current flooding issues faced by the county. They are expected to create and present a flood mitigation plan in the coming months.
The county is also seeking millions of dollars in grant funding to help them solve this ongoing problem.
While it is currently unknown what the task force will identify and request in their plan to combat flash flooding issues in Horry County, residents are hopeful that there will soon be some direction in how the county plans on addressing the problem.