Officials: Flooding estimates drop in Georgetown County

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Officials with Georgetown County state that from the 9:00 a.m. update the river flow has slowed, so they are expecting the worst of flooding to be in the morning on Friday.

Officials state that the estimates for flooding have dropped, instead of 5-10 feet in some of the hardest hit areas, including Front Street, which is now looking at 2-4 feet.

That is still above Hurricane Matthew levels, and is very significant and can do a lot of damage, officials added. 

Individual Assistance Declaration has been approved allowing people to seek assistance from any damage they’ve had from Hurricane Florence, according to officials. The bridges will only close if they are deemed unsafe, officials added.

Citizens should still keep in mind that these predictions can change back as quickly as they changed this morning, so do not let your guard down, according to officials with Georgetown County.

Sheriff’s office has check points for those who are evacuating and addressed the accusations of someone selling sandbags. Police are following up on that, and want people to file a police report.

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