Georgetown County staff began initial damage assessments after Hurricane Dorian as soon as the worst of the rain and wind subsided Thursday night. Efforts continue Friday morning, and residents are being asked to help by sending in photos and descriptions of damage to their property.

The county is requesting information on all structural damage to homes and businesses. This does not include damage to accessory buildings such as sheds and fences, or yard damage.

Residents who have damage to report may submit photos and details online via Residents without access to the Internet can also submit reports by calling (843) 545-3273. They will be asked to provide their name and address, information on the property owner (if the caller is a tenant and not the owner of the property), the type of damage, and the depth of flooding if flooding occurred. For more information, call (843) 545-3273.

Also, curbside pickup is not currently being provided for debris from Hurricane Dorian. Debris should be disposed of at county recycling convenience centers or the landfill. These facilities will reopen at 10 a.m. for regular hours of operation. Vegetative debris must be unbagged to be accepted. Waccamaw Neck residents with large amounts of debris are asked to take it to the reduction site at the Pawleys Island Recycling Center on Grate Ave. Contractors may not dispose of debris at recycling centers; they must take it to the landfill. Please call (843) 545-3438 with any questions.