More than 10,000
"We're doing everything we can to make sure that the people that are going into the flood zone have every opportunity to purchase flood insurance before that date," said
County staff have developed detailed maps to make sure the owners of the 10,536 parcels (representing 12,331 addresses) going into federal flood zones receive proper notice, said
"We started this week doing a trial run," he said. "We've had some conversations with the people that we've interacted with. It's been fruitful so far."
The door hanger distribution efforts will ramp up next week, bringing in additional departments to get ahead of the council's approval of the new maps.
The county is not sending notices to the owners of properties that are already in a flood zone.
"If you don't get a door hanger, that doesn't mean you're not in the flood zone," Gilreath said.
The door hangers contain contact information about the upcoming changes and website addresses for
To find out if your property could be impacted by the new flood zones, check out the maps on the county's website: www.horrycounty.org/gis/flood.