Hopefully all of your homes, families, and businesses did not incur too much damage from Hurricane Matthew. The process of getting businesses back to normal may take a while for some, but we are thankful to the various governmental departments, utility companies, and community organizations that have expedited this process. We hope that the below resources will further assist you and our community during this process.
Members Offering Planning/Recovery Resources
Many in the Little River and surrounding communities came together to help each other during this disaster, and our local businesses are also extending their own resources to the community.
A&I Fire and Water Restoration is a full-service general contractor specializing in quality insurance repairs and property restoration. We have been in the business since 1974 and have become the name to trust for all fire, water and mold losses.
Learn More: Call (843) 448-8485
Beach Signs offers sign maintenance on any type of signs. Mention this webpage and 50% off service work and signs now through the end of October.
Learn More: Call (843) 734-1526 or email email@example.com.
Contract Exteriors - We're your trusted solution. When you home's been hit by a storm, don't trust your roof repair to just anyone. We're a Master Elite® Roofing Contractor certified by GAF - North America's largest roofing manufacturer. We also specialize in James Hardie® Fiber Cement siding, decking and rails, and energy efficient windows.
Learn More: Call (843) 357-9234 or visit our website: www.contractexteriors.com
CresCom Bank is offering their facilities and bottled water to workers if they need to use the restrooms while working locally.
Learn More: Call 843-429-2511
HTC has free Wi-Fi at all of their retail locations. AT&T customers in affected areas are also having their data overage charges waive through 10/16. Displaced customers are being offered 30 days of free call forwarding.
Learn More: Residential - 843-365-2154, Businesses - 843-365-2155
Lee Funeral Home is taking donations of non-perishable items including food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc. to be delivered Oct. 21 - until.
Learn More: 843-390-2525
LifeQuest Swim & Fitness has opened up their shower facilities at no charge for residents who still don't have power. Use their pool/hot tub/sauna for only $5.
Learn More: 843-399-2582
Medieval Times put their chivalry into action by assisting with the cleanup efforts in the Grand Strand after Hurricane Matthew! Photos
Learn More: Contact Amanda Coy at 843-236-4635 ext. 2703 or Amanda.Coy@MedievalTimes.com.
Myrtle Beach Small Business Development Center offers assistance in SBA Disaster Loans to the general public. We can offer assistance to those businesses that were affected by the recent storm in addition to all of the other services that we currently offer. There are no fees associated with our consultative services.
Learn More: Contact Janet Graham at (843) 349-5070 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website.
Palmettoscapes Landscape Supply has been assisting residents with clearing large debris. via Windjammer POA
Learn More: Contact Caleb Wiggins at 843-455-9049 or Got.Mulch@Yahoo.com.
Waccamaw Publishers is happy to offer a 30% discount to any business that would like to advertise their services with rebuilding/restoration projects of homes and businesses in our area: such as, window companies, siding, roofing, fire & water restoration companies, tree removal, landscaping, etc.
Learn More: Contact Robin McGee at 843-488-7252 or RobinMcGee@MyHorryNews.com through the end of November.
Village at the Glens is extending exclusive rates to any insurance adjuster, handyman, construction workers, etc. who need local accommodation now through February. Thank you for all of your hard work!
Learn More: Call 843-249-1046 ext. 1
For additional local businesses - including landscaping and home or auto repair and more - click here.
- After Disaster Management
- Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur - Hispanic Outreach of South Carolina
- Horry County
- Horry County Emergency Management - (843) 915-5150
- Current News Updates
- Road Closures
- Citizens who need to report any road and drainage issues, please call the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000.
- Solid Waste Removal and Recycling Services in Horry County - List of waste hauler/recycler services. If you live or work on a county maintained road, the county will come and pick up your debris from damage done by the disaster. It needs to be sorted by type of debris (glass in one can, wood in one pile, appliances in another, etc.) and brought to the curb.
- IMPACT Ministries - Need disaster assistance or want to volunteer to help? Call them at 843-915-5908 or visit them at goimpactmb.org/disasterrelief
- Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund - The funds collected for the "Help The Grand Strand" disaster recovery fund will be used for human services that are currently unmet, enabling the residents of Horry and Georgetown counties to recover as quickly as possible.
- Donations to the One SC Fund will help continue the work of serving those impacted by the disasters that have hit our state.
- 2-1-1 One-stop resource for finding assistance. This resource run by the United Way of Horry County is available 24/7 by calling 211, 1-866-892-9211 or by visiting them online at sc211.org.
- American Red Cross - Seeking donations and volunteers
- Catholic Charities - 1-855-377-1357 - Seeking donations and volunteers
- Salvation Army - 843-488-2769 - Seeking donations
- Santee Cooper Storm Center - Real-time outage map
- Myrtle Beach International Airport - airline delays
- Myrtle Beach Chamber
- SCDOT - (888) 877-9151 - State Traffic & Road Conditions (Only activated when needed & Spanish interpreters available).
- If you have storm-related questions, you can call 1-866-246-0133.
- For information about state-maintained road conditions, call 1-855-467-2368 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
- FEMA 800-621-3362
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division
- DisasterAssistance.gov - Provide disaster survivors with information, support, services and a mechanism to access and apply for disaster assistance
- Donations of dog crates and animal food can be sent or taken to Horry County Animal Care Center 1923 Industrial Park Rd, Conway, SC 29526
ScamsMany South Carolinians recieved email updates about power outages - this is a phishing scam. If you don't know the email address, don't click it!
Santee Cooper customers, especially business customers, are being hit by scammers identifying themselves as Santee Cooper. Be on high alert - never pay if you are called and asked to pay within a specific time frame or with a specific type of payment (card). Go to a local office or call their local number (843-249-3505) to verify or make any payment. This can is a good rule of thumb for other calls you recieve, too.
There have been reports that people are posing as FEMA agents. Don’t just assume someone works for FEMA, please ask for credentials! You may also call FEMA at 800-621-3362.
To protect against fraud, citizens are encouraged to always use licensed and bonded contractors and ask for credentials. Use South Carolina contractors if you can. To find out if a contractor is licensed in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's website or call 803-896-4696. Click here to download a Contractor Fraud Checklist.
Please utilize our Business Directory - it is full of chamber members that are credible businesses.
- If you were left off of our resources list - email Izzy@LittleRiverChamber.org with your blurb.
- Myrtle Beach Chamber - After a Business Interruption
- US Chamber - Small Business Recovery Guide
- IRS - Offers tax relief to businesses affected by federally declared disasters
- US Small Business Administration
- US Economic Development Administration and US Department of Housing and Urban Development have funds to be used for establishing local, post-disaster revolving loan programs. A list of federal agencies and their economic development-related programs provides more information.
- RestoreYourEconomy.org - Provides resources and best practice information for public and private stakeholders who are seeking to rebuild their local economies after an economic disruption, be it a natural disaster or man-made