HEAR FROM APRIL O'LEARY

FOUNDER, HORRY COUNTY RISING

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DEMAND A PLAN

Following three 500-year storms in five years, numerous lives lost, and millions of dollars in recovery costs, Horry County Council has yet to adopt smart flood mitigation policies.

"UNLESS YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH IT, IT’S HARD FOR ANYONE TO IMAGINE HOW HARD FLOODING IS. "

HEAR THE VOICES OF FLOOD SURVIVORS FROM HORRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
ON WHAT FREQUENT FLOODS TOOK AWAY FROM THEM.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Flooding has become the number one issue in Horry County and all residents should demand positive and immediate solutions. It’s important to remember decisions made today can have an impact for generations to come, but remaining silent on the subject and waiting for change is not the answer.

Horry County Rising is a grassroots volunteer organization that seeks to prevent catastrophic economic losses due to flooding and reduce flood vulnerability for our neighbors by pressuring elected officials to fund flood mitigation projects, invest in smart infrastructure, and ensure responsible and low-impact development principles to future-proof our county.

The choice is ours. It is time for us to rise up and speak up to help our elected officials make better decisions. I hope you’ll support us in making our community a safer place to live. Please make your voice heard by signing our petition.

Make your voice heard. Demand a plan.

A Letter to the Chairman

Johnny Gardner, Chairman of Horry County Council asked April O’Leary, founder of Horry County Rising, to serve on the county’s Special Flood Committee.

In response, the accompanying letter was hand delivered to Chairman Gardner outlining the details of what our organization considers a serious flood resiliency plan prior to accepting the invitation to serve on the committee. 

To view the letter, click the image.

HORRY COUNTY FLOODING STATISTICS

260+

roads closed following Hurricane Florence alone

$296M

in total NFIP claims since the Act was established

31%

of all South Carolina repetitive loss properties

62%

net increase in impervious surface due to development

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We look forward to hearing from you.

The choice is yours. It’s time for us to come together as a community and persuade our elected officials to make better decisions. I hope you’ll support us in making our community a safer place to live.

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