HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Surfside Beach has canceled its Fourth of July events because of storms that rumbled across the Grand Strand on Monday.

In a Facebook post, the town said it hopes to have “an even bigger celebration in 2023.”

Earlier Monday, organizers also canceled the American Pride March in North Myrtle Beach because of concerns about the weather.

Eight people were going to march eight miles carrying American, South Carolina, POW/MIA and Purple Heart flags. Two groups of four were scheduled to meet on the beach at Main Street and Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach ahead of the Salute from the Shores flyover.

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The cancellations come as storms moved through the area on Monday afternoon.

Chief Master Sergeant Christopher Vandenberg said he was disappointed that it was canceled this year due to weather.

“This is the first year in fifteen years we’ve gotten rained out so we’ve been blessed, so sooner or later we had to take one on the chin,“ Vandenberg said.

He said the this event means a lot to him and the community. He said people drive from out of state for the American Pride March and Salute from the Shore.

“You don’t see anybody not react and it kind of rebuilds your faith in America,” Vandenberg said.

The city of North Myrtle Beach warned drivers of ponding water on Main Street headed toward Cherry Grove, and as of about 12:45 p.m..

As of about 3 p.m. Monday, Santee Cooper reported power outages affecting more than 1,000 customers in Horry County, including about 750 in Myrtle Beach, nearly 270 in the Surfside Beach and Murrells Inlet areas and about 20 in the North Myrtle Beach area.