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Horry County has released a map of areas along the Waccamaw River that could potentially flood based on the river predictions by the National Weather Service. View the interactive map of potential flooding areas by visiting this link. The flood stage for the river is 11 ft. and forecasters are predicting it to crest on Thursday at 16.1 ft. The dark blue areas on the map are estimated at 16 ft. and the green areas are estimated at Hurricane Floyd (1999) record levels, which were 17.8 ft.
Residents are encouraged to follow their local media as the flooding situation continues to unfold over the next few days. The National Weather Service river predictions can be viewed at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/forecasts.php?wfo=ilm.
The Horry County Police, along with members of the National Guard, will set up 14 check points along the river to provide security for those property owners and assist the community with any concerns or issues they may encounter. Boat Patrol units will be provided by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to assist with security of those flooded properties. Horry County Fire/Rescue will continue to have a presence in those flooded areas and will assist residents who chose to evacuate from their homes.
For more information, please call the Horry County Emergency Management Department at (843) 915-5150.
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