Horry County, S.C. (WPDE) — During World War II, more than 56,000 acres of Horry County were used to serve as a bombing and gun range for the US Army.
Decades later, there could still be some unexploded ordnance out there.
The Army Corp of Engineers released a new report this summer detailing the hot spots, who is at risk and how they are educating the public.
A spokesperson for the Army Corp of Engineers said it’s nothing for people to be too concerned with, but it is good to be aware. If you were to find something, you should back away and call authorities.
In February, a bomb was found in Carolina Forest, and it was determined to be from the World War II era.Most people who knew about the situation, said they weren’t too concerned.
“Since I’m not digging and the only thing I’m doing is mowing the lawn, I’m not really worried about anything,” Verra.
But, other Carolina Forest residents, who hadn’t heard about the possibility of unexploded ordinances, were more weary.
“Kind of makes me concerned that there is something in the ground,” said Leo Paul, who lives off Garner Lacy in Carolina Forest.