“Don’t Build in the Swamp” Campaign Begins This Week

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

How does a stay at home mom raising 2 children make a positive difference in Horry County? April O’Leary of Horry County Rising has found a way to do just that.

This week Horry County Rising kicks off its “Don’t Build In The Swamp!” campaign.

The group is encouraging thousands of local residents to contact their county councilmen. The goal is to ensure that future development standards of building 3 feet above the high water mark of Hurricane Florence becomes the law.

Says the group’s website material: Building in swamps makes zero sense and harms us all. Horry County Rising has been working hard to put smarter development standards in place to reduce flooding. County Council will vote in mid-May to increase the minimum elevation requirement for new development.  

We have polled our Facebook group, and the vast majority of our members think that 3 feet above the high water mark of Hurricane Florence is a common sense standard.  


The campaign can be followed with its call to action here.

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