Georgetown businesses stay open despite Florence

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – Georgetown county has experienced some of the most significant effects of Tropical Depression Florence, but that hasn’t stopped a couple businesses from running. 

Buzz’s Roost was a home away from home for many during Florence.

“We had a mom come in and give her daughter a bath because their water was off,” said Buzz’s Roost General Manager, Tim Harrelson. 

Harrelson said closing wasn’t an option. 

“People in this area live within a hundred yards of us and they may or may not have food or water or shelter or maybe just want to escape and we’re happy to be that escape,” he said. 

Many people in Georgetown have been looking to escape the heavy rain, strong wind, and flooding.

Even through the rain, wind and flood water, Buzz’s and Aunny’s County Kitchen, two restaurants on Front Street, remained open through Florence. 

The only worry at this point is continuous flooding. 

“Our biggest concern right now is the water,” said Georgetown County Mayor, Brendon Barber. 

“The flooding on Front Street, the flooding in town,” Harrelson said. 

Regardless, local businesses are sticking together by providing for their community while trying to weather the storm. 

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