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Myrtle Beach area communities start to enact ocean bans, curfews

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Scientists filmed inside the eye of Hurricane Florence on September 10, as parts of the country braced itself for the impact of the Category 4 storm this week. This video was captured by scientist Heather Holbach for the Hurricane Research Division.
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Scientists filmed inside the eye of Hurricane Florence on September 10, as parts of the country braced itself for the impact of the Category 4 storm this week. This video was captured by scientist Heather Holbach for the Hurricane Research Division.

Several Horry County area communities are enacting ocean bans and curfews as Hurricane Florence moves closer to making landfall.

Myrtle Beach officials signed an order banning people from entering the ocean as Hurricane Florence nears.

The ban is the result of an executive order signed by city manager John Pedersen and issued pursuant to the city’s State of Emergency that was declared Sept. 9. Myrtle Beach Fire and Police personnel will be present on the beach. The ocean ban will remain in place indefinitely.

Myrtle Beach also announced a curfew starting 10 p.m. starting Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. The curfew does not apply to those evacuating the area.

Surfside Beach also banned entering the ocean. The town also has enacted an 8 p.m curfew starting Thursday night that will remain in place indefinitely.

Conway officials put a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew in place starting on Thursday until further notice.

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