Spending Halloween in Myrtle Beach

If you’ll be spending Halloween in Myrtle Beach SC this year there’s some things to keep in mind. This is the time of year for ghosts and goblins to be out and about and as you’ll discover, they’re right here in Myrtle Beach, too! Children will be out trick-or-treating and we caution you to be careful when you’re driving around.

Happy Halloween
Children going trick-or-treating should dress in bright colors and have reflective tape added to their costumes to ensure their safety. Wearing a headlamp and/or carrying a flashlight is a good idea, too. Remember the phrase – Safety in Numbers! It’s a fact that children traveling in groups are far safer than going out alone or with just one other.

 

If your family is staying in any of our Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts during this time, we encourage you to dress the kids up and take them out. There are plenty of events going on in the local area that you won’t have to go door-to-door at the homes of people you don’t know. Not far from our Myrtle Beach condos are the following places where special events are being held for the kids.

Children in Halloween costumes

Halloween Trick or Treating at Broadway at the Beach will be held Saturday, October 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Broadway at the Beach will host trick-or-treating around the complex in a fun and safe environment. Bring your children, dressed up in costumes, for special treats at participating stores and shops.

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. The Ghouls and Goblins will be out this October! Dress up and come get your Halloween spirit on as princesses, witches and all your favorite characters take over Barefoot and don’t forget the Candy! Happy Trick or Treat!

Halloween on the Marshwalk
Annual Halloween on the Marshwalk will be on October 31, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Join us at 5:00 p.m. for trick-or-treating and the Children’s Costume Contest. Judging will be at the Pirate Statue behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. The adult fun begins at 8 p.m. with an Adult Costume Contest. Win cash and prizes with over $2,000 to be given out for the best costumes!

Wishing you and your family a safe and fun-filled Halloween 2015!

Recent Weather Devastates South Carolina

We’d be hard pressed to find anyone that wasn’t aware of the devastating turn of events that recently struck South Carolina due to weather. It would seem that Mother Nature herself has the state in her crosshairs as the rainfall amounts continue to exceed earlier records.

 

“The flooding is unprecedented and historical,” said Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a meteorologist and director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia

 

Photo Credit: The Sun News
Photo Credit: The Sun News

 

Inland, as well, the catastrophic flooding continues. Many areas around the state capitol of Columbia are still executing rescue efforts. With the ground thoroughly saturated, additional rain just adds insult to injury as trees topple over and landscapes wash away. Swift-water rescue teams continue to pluck hundreds of residents from stranded cars and flooded homes all over the state.

 

Photo Credit: The Sun News
Photo Credit: The Sun News

 

This past weekend the rain continued here in Myrtle Beach with several roads flooding out in the area. Please be hyper-aware when driving around the Grand Strand and pay strict attention to barriers set up. Do not drive around barriers as they indicate a washout or other hazardous road condition.

 

The following roads were affected by Saturday’s flooding:

• Friendfield Road at Francis Marion Road in Florence
• US 501 at Academy Drive- Horry County
• Thurgood Marshall Hwy at SC521
• Kings Road at Plantation Lake Road-Horry County
• North Ocean Blvd from 19th Ave N to 12th Ave N South Bound

 

South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency Thursday evening in advance of any potential impacts from flooding. President Barack Obama also declared a state of emergency and ordered federal aid to help the recovery in South Carolina.

 

Photo Credit: The Sun News
Photo Credit: The Sun News

 

“This is different than a hurricane because it is water, it is slow moving and it is sitting. We can’t just move the water out,” said Haley at a news conference.

 

Where the recent storm brought 24-hour rainfall totals estimated to occur once per 1,000 years in a few places, rainfall amounts this past weekend were more ordinary by South Carolina standards. Total daily rainfall amounts on Saturday averaged between 1-2 inches in most of the flood-ravaged areas. However, a few locations saw somewhat higher amounts, due to more robust thunderstorms that developed.

 

Only a few lingering light showers remained near the immediate coast on Sunday.