Residents in the Ashborough subdivision in Dorchester County are preparing for the risk of flooding just before Hurricane Florence is expected to impact the Lowcountry.
The neighborhood, that sits right next to the Ashley River, has flooded several times in recent years and some living in Ashborough said think they it could happen again during the storm.
On Thursday, homeowners were moving their valuables to higher ground and some were even hauling them away.
The subdivision’s homeowner’s association also coordinated efforts to lower the amount of water in the neighborhood pond to mitigate the flood risk.
“The biggest thing that we have done is drain the lake,” said Jesse Gladis, the president of the Ashborough Civic Association. “We’ve pumped about 8 million gallons out of it so far.”
Gladis added that he thinks the neighborhood is as prepared as possible for the storm.
“I think that the more [often] that we have flooding, the better people prepare for it,” he said.
For the latest information on Hurricane Florence updates in Dorchester County, visit the county’s website.