Parts of Georgetown experiences flooding

Hurricane Central

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – One day after Tropical Storm Florence made landfall, Georgetown experienced tidal flooding. 

As of Saturday afternoon, different areas in Georgetown began to flood. 

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

The town is still experiencing some light rain and wind, but with the high tide, Georgetown is beginning to flood especially on Front Street. 

 Police blocked off different areas of Front Street that began to get backed up. Barber says the high tide is preventing crews from working on clearing some of the water out. 

“Right now we can’t do anything because we have a high tide and traditionally Georgetown, we flood,” Barber said. 

Between hurricanes Irma and Matthew and the 2015 floods, Barber says Georgetown has become numb to flooding and it’s nothing new. Until everything subsides, Barber wants everyone to stay inside. 

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

The evacuation order for Georgetown County will be lifted at 9 a.m. Sunday, September 16. 

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