Dorchester County prepares risk of flooding before Hurricane Florence

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Dorchester County is preparing for potential flooding that could happen in the county when rain from Hurricane Florence begins falling in the area.

The county’s public works department has checking and clearing storm drains, canals and other drainage areas over the last several days.

“We’re checking all our catch basins and making sure they’re clear. We’re actually blowing pipes out to make sure there is no sediment that’s in our pipes,” said Jason Ward, Dorchester County Administrator.

Ward added that the county is pre-positioning emergency personnel in flood-prone areas to be able to respond as quickly as possible.

If residents see flooding happening on any roads in Dorchester County during the storm, they can call the  county’s Hurricane Florence citizen call center: (843) 832-0393 (Summerville) or (843) 563-0393 (St. George).

Call center staff are also available to answer any other non-emergency questions related to the storm.

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