South Carolina: Did your property flood the past four years? This new plan is looking for your feedback
Flood waters from Hurricane Florence receded over a year ago, but Horry County is still struggling with how to move past the record-breaking natural disaster.
Private citizens began forming groups like Horry County Rising to connect flood victims and advocate for change.
Now scientists, government officials and advocates want to hear from the public to decide what can be done to help folks who have suffered through repeated floods.
In the months following the storm, the county government commissioned a Flood Resiliency Plan to craft policy recommendations and highlight future projects to help residents.
The Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan began in October 2018 to identify ways Horry County could improve its response to flooding. The county is now looking for public input on how previous floods impacted residents and what changes could be made.
“Our goal is going to be to try to address the resilience issues in a way, I hope, the county will find fiscally effective and environmentally responsible,” said Scott Shuford with CASE Consultants International.
Shuford has worked for 35 years in urban planning serving in cities across North Carolina and Florida.