Georgetown flooding, impacts of Florence

Hurricane Central

Georgetown County is still experiencing some strong wind and rain, some of the heaviest in the lowcountry, thanks to Florence.

But with the high tide, Georgetown is beginning to flood, especially on Front Street. Police are blocking off areas that are already getting backed up 

Georgetown Mayor Brendon Barber says the high tide is preventing crews from working on clearing some of the water out. 

Between hurricanes Irma and Matthew and the historic flooding of 2015, Barber says Georgetown has become numb to flooding, saying it’s nothing new.

But, as of now, until everything subsides, he wants everyone to stay inside, and safe.

Barber – “Make sure that you just stay in, please don’t come out into the streets because we don’t know where the water might occur so stay in for your safety.”

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