Would you like to move to Myrtle Beach? Use this new tool to see if your new home can be flooded.


Some newcomers have found that their homes are vulnerable to flooding as Holly County and Myrtle Beach areas have grown rapidly over the last few years and decades.

Floods are a common theme in the very flat Holly County, with floods from storms and heavy rains, floods from the Waccamaw River and the Intracoastal Waterways.Because the water from rain and storms drains very slowly Beaver Dam is annoying on a regular basisThe county is bombarding millions each year as gardens and homes are flooded and the county is trying to remove the dam and eradicate the rodents that are building the dam.

In addition to the recent devastating hurricanes, as more and more people moved here, concerns about floods increased and some had to face the following questions:

But now Holly County has launched a new online tool aimed at avoiding that problem. The Map Your Move tool (a collection of interactive maps and links to flood and building information) is aimed at people considering moving within or to Holly County and may be a home or property. You can evaluate it. They will want to buy.

Suppose you are looking at a house in the new Carolina Forest or Conway parcel. With the Map Your Move tool, which connects to the county’s real estate database, buyers can zoom in on the specific block they want to buy and see if a recent hurricane has closed a nearby road, real estate in existing and proposed flood areas You can see how close they are. When a storm surge occurs during the past rain.

A second map, also connected to the county’s real estate database, allows potential buyers to see how close schools, hospitals, fire departments, and parks are to selected real estate.

You can access the Map Your Move tool at: horrycounty.org/apps/mapyourmove..

“[People]were moving to the area and didn’t have the knowledge or tools they thought they needed to make decisions and understand some of the risks,” said Kelly Moore, a spokesperson for Holly County. Said at a parliamentary flood committee meeting. She and the county IT staff have announced this tool.

“Many of these resources are published and available on our website, but they weren’t integrated in one place, so we want to make this one-stop shop an easy place for people to get started. I took it seriously. I find some of this information. “

The release of the Map Your Move tool occurs when county and state leaders are trying to address the permanent flood problem in Holly County. The Flood Commission, convened at the end of last year, has investigated and discussed new building and zoning regulations to mitigate the effects of floods in the county. Leaders are mitigated by the Map Your Move tool providing more information to homebuyers as the county and its commissions are working on homebuying programs, “snag and drug” cleanups on the Waccamaw River, and more. I hope to further flood the effort.

The tool is still in beta and county IT staff will continue to improve and tune the site. Moore said the county welcomes feedback on how to make the site more convenient and easy to use.

An example of how to use this tool was recently submitted to the county council.

At a recent meeting, developers announced plans for a new home and town home at the intersection of Highways 501 and 31 between Myrtle Beach and Conway. Members of the council eventually approved the project’s plans, but some opposed the project rather than in front of some members, but said that the area the developers wanted to build was in the floodplain. I pointed out.

Information about the flood surface is available and records of the meeting are available online, but those who move to one of those new homes or town homes a few years later don’t know about it or their resources. You may not know how to access. According to Moore and colleagues, the Map Your Move tool makes that information easier to access.

“It gives you the opportunity to interact with those around you who may be interested in buying or you may be interested in buying or moving, and you are your You can get that information right away at your fingertips, “said Justin School, the county IT manager who worked on the tool.

At the Flood Commission meeting on Friday, Horry County’s assistant administrator for infrastructure and regulation, David Gilreath, said the county hopes to add information about planned development to its tools in the new future.

On Friday, the tool was well received by county leaders.

“This is a great tool. It’s a one-stop service,” said Orton Bellami, a county council chairman of the Flood Commission. “So if you’re in New York, Ohio, Connecticut, if you’re an individual welcoming a visitor here, or if you’re interested in moving to South Carolina and buying a home, you’ll have access from all over the world. . “