GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) — The Georgetown County Emergency Management Office shared an alert early Friday about alligator sightings on Pawleys Island as floodwaters continue to rise.
According to the Facebook post, gators were spotted on Kings River Road near Heston Point Drive. The potential danger of running into alligators is among the reasons local authorities have been urging drivers to avoid high water.
Hundreds of homes in the Litchfield Plantation area are being closely monitored for flooding.
Rivers in Georgetown Country are expected to crest this weekend, bringing floodwaters from Hurricane Florence to the area.
Thursday, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released an updated approximation map. Georgetown County residents are encouraged to look at the map to determine whether it is safe to return to their homes.
Residents who have any questions can dial the Disaster Call Center at (843) 545-3273.