Hurricane Irma Updates

We advise all travelers to the Myrtle Beach area to pay close attention to all weather reports and updates. While we are still uncertain as to where hurricane Irma is headed, we want both our residents and visitors to have the most current information available in order to protect themselves.

For those with travel plans to the Myrtle Beach area this week, we advise that they contact their hotels and accommodations directly for information on their policy pertaining to Hurricanes and to see what their cancellation policies are. For a complete list of our accommodations members please click here.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau is monitoring Irma as the storm makes its way closer to the United States shoreline. All latest updates will be posted on our website, as well as on social media channels Facebook and Twitter.

Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s website by clicking here.

Horry County Emergency Management has moved to Operating Condition Level 4 (OPCON 4), which puts Horry County on “Alert” status. This means county and city 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.

Additionally, South Carolina Governor Harry McMaster has issued a state of emergency. “The state of emergency allows one of the best, most experienced emergency response teams in the entire world to begin organizing response efforts,” McMaster said, while urging people to prepare for a possible landfall.

For additional local information and visitor resources, click here.