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Dorchester County monitoring localized flooding in the Ashborough subdivision and other areas

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)--  Public safety and public works crews in Dorchester County are keeping a close eye on flooding in low lying areas.

Over the weekend, water surrounded homes in the Ashborough area and along Twin Lakes Drive near Weir Street.

The flooding is attributed to rainwater which has accumulated in the Ashley River and is now making its way downstream. 

"It's an extraordinary amount of water," said Mario Formisano, the director of the county's emergency management department. "And it's falling just in the right places."

Ashborough residents told News 2 on Monday that they have become very familiar with flooding in recent years.

"This is the third year that this has happened and it seems to be happening more frequently," said resident Marc Dolder.

According to a news release, no water has been reported inside any homes. Dorchester County Fire Rescue is prepared to respond as needed.

Forecasts continue to show a daily chance of rain for the next several days. No significant accumulation is expected.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Edisto River near Givhans Ferry.  Minor flooding was reported Sunday night.

The river is expected to drop below flood stage Wednesday morning.

Should residents need assistance leaving their homes, they are asked to contact Dorchester County Dispatch Center at (843) 873-5111.


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