Getting back to normal in Georgetown County

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – As the floodwaters subside, things are starting to get back to normal in some areas of Georgetown County.

Governor McMaster surveyed the flooding in Georgetown County Saturday. 

“It’s very interesting, we’ve seen water in the trees, we see the water has spread out dramatically,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

The spread is exactly what the mayor of Georgetown was hoping for.

“We’re hopeful and we’re praying that as the water reaches us, it would spread,” said Mayor Brendon Barber on September 21st.

That spread is what gave many areas in potential flood zones a better outlook, but that isn’t to say there weren’t any problems. We’ve been showing you flooded areas all week.

Some say the area was over-prepared, but McMaster says that’s better than not being prepared at all.

“I’d rather have people complaining than going to funerals,” McMaster said.

Meanwhile on Front Street, some stores are still closed.

“We’ve been closed sine last Monday night. We closed a little earlier to give ourselves some time to get all of the equipment out of here and get our product to a safer place,” said Adam Hall, owner of Groucho’s Deli.

Many owners are starting the process of getting ready to reopen.

“We’re ready. I think everybody’s ready for some normalcy. We’re obviously very grateful for the good fortune we’ve had in this area,” Hall said.

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