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Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian Update - Sept. 6, 2019​

City of Myrtle Beach will waive building permit fees for repairs related to damage from Hurricane Dorian. The waiver is good through Tuesday, Sept. 10, for repairs to residential, commercial or institutional properties for damages caused by the storm. City Council will consider whether to extend the waiver during its Tuesday meeting.  

Coast RTA is resuming normal operations for its fixed and paratransit routes beginning Saturday morning. Due to road conditions/closures, Coast RTA may employ detours for its Route 1 – Conway Circulator until conditions improve.  

Gov. Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for Zone A at 10 a.m. this morning.    

Open for Business Signs - Stop by your chamber, 1200 N. Oak St., and pick up a free Open for Business yard sign.

Coast RTA will resume its normal fixed route and paratransit services on Saturday, Sept. 7. Due to road conditions, there may be detours along Route 1.

Damage assessment is ongoing.

Waccamaw River to peak today at 12.4 feet

All shelters will close by 8 a.m. tomorrow.


Myrtle Beach International Airport 

This morning, airlines will resume scheduled operations into and out of the Myrtle Beach International Airport, and by end of day, it is expected, all scheduled air service will return to normal. However, travelers are advised to check with their airline for up-to-date flight information, prior coming to the airport.

Allegiant Air 

American Airlines 

Delta Air Lines 

Frontier Airlines  




Hurricane Dorian Deals/Discounts

Please let your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce know if you have any discounts or deals you want help promoting before or after Hurricane Dorian. We will post these online and share through social media. Click here to send in your discounts. 

List of Discounts

Click here to view deals (scroll down on coupons page to see the Hurricane Dorian Discounts). 

Important Websites/Phone Numbers

Business Survey – This survey will allow the chamber to know the status of businesses so that we can pass the information along to those who inquire.

Hurricane Information Center - This site contains weather tracking maps, outage maps, emergency telephone numbers, recovery resources and more.

Santee Cooper – To report or view power outages, visit the Storm Center webpage or call 888-769-7688.

Horry Electric Cooperative – To report power outages, call Power Touch at 843-369-2212. Visit Storm Central to view outages. 

Horry County Emergency Management Phone Bank - 843-915-5150.

Georgetown County Emergency Management Disaster Hotline - 843-545-3273

For updated statewide information, call the SC Public Information Phone System (PIPS) at 866-246-0133.

Online Traffic Tools and Evacuation Routes - South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) offers an online interactive traffic map to help users find routes best suited for their needs year-round. SCDOT provides a GIS map outlining all evacuation routes for the state. If traveling between states, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation's Traffic and Road Closure Map and click the appropriate state.

"Safe and Well" Database - During disasters and hurricanes, family members and friends may become disconnected. The American Red Cross provides a helpful tool to connect those dispersed by the disaster to anyone who may be concerned and looking for them. To view the database, click here.

Report Price Gouging - Normal fluctuations in price are to be expected and are not price gouging, but if you feel like you are the victim of price gouging report it to the South Carolina Attorney General. 

MBACC Facebook

MBACC Twitter

South Carolina 511 - Traffic Conditions

South Carolina Department of Transportation

South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

WPDE-TV 15 - Weather - Tropical Updates

WBTW News 13 - Weather - StormTracker

WMBF News 10 - Weather - Hurricane Tracker

The Sun News

Myrtle Beach Herald

Disaster Recovery Resources

FEMA/SCEMD Recovery Programs - Recovery is achieved with the cooperative effort of federal, state and local governments. For more information about SCEMD's Recovery Resources, click here. And, for information regarding FEMA's Recovery Resources, click here. Also visit

U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes to repair or replace damaged or destroyed business assets (property, equipment, inventory, etc.) 

Storm Debris Removal - In the event the City of Myrtle Beach sustains storm damage,  the aftermath cleanup begins as soon as it is possible for the city and/or contractors to safely proceed. Once major thoroughfares are clean, crews begin removal of debris in neighborhoods. To learn more, visit the city's Storm Damage Debris Collection webpage. 

2-1-1 One-stop resource for finding assistance. This resource run by United Way is available 24/7 by calling 211, 1-866-892-9211 or by visiting them online at

United Way - United Way is helping those facing the devastating effects of hurricanes.

Conway Cares - Providing help and hope to the community of Conway.

Waccamaw VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) - Helps families after disasters.

How You can Help

Help the Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Waccamaw Community Foundation, a philanthropic institution serving Horry and Georgetown counties, administers the “Help The Grand Strand” disaster recovery fund to provide relief and recovery support for our community. Make a Donation 

Crisis Cleanup - Want to help your neighbors cleanup after Hurricane Dorian? Crisis Cleanup empowers relief organizations to instantly coordinate response efforts in real time, redirecting thousands of volunteers from to waiting lines to survivors' basements.

VolunteerSC - Volunteer your time and respond to disaster response needs.

One SC Fund was created by former Gov. Nikki Haley in the aftermath of the historic flooding of 2015 and has helped with the recovery with Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Florence and now Hurricane Dorian. 100% of monies donated will be granted to local nonprofits providing disaster relief and recovery.questions. Make a Donation

Waccamaw Community Foundation is ready to start accepting financial donations immediately. .

American Red Cross - A financial donation makes the most immediate impact.

Salvation Army - Your support helps the Salvation Army stay on the front lines of hurricane relief efforts.

Waccamaw VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) - Helps families after disasters. Accepting donations.

Road Conditions

Horry County - View current road closures.

SCDOT - View current road conditions or call 1-855-GO-SCDOT (1-855-467-2368)

511sc - SCDOT provides live video streams from traffic cameras around the state.

NCDOT - View current road conditions or call 1-877-511-4662.