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Horry County Monitors Strong Cold Front

On February 3, 2016 in Emergencies, Public Safety

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Emergency Management Department continues to monitor weather conditions as the National Weather Service is expecting a strong cold front to push towards South Carolina today. Rainfall total is expected to reach 1.5 to 2.5 inches by tomorrow evening. This amount of rainfall could create saturated soils and ponding in low lying areas or even minor flooding. General river flooding could be expected in the coming days should widespread rainfall amounts be on the higher side. 

Citizens are encouraged to drive safely during heavy rain conditions that likely could occur this evening. 

  • First and foremost: slow down! 
  • Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
  • Maintain proper following distance (3 Second Rule). This needs to be increased in wet weather.
  • Don't follow large trucks or busses too closely. The spray created by their large tires reduces your vision. Take care when passing them as well; if you must pass, do so quickly and safely.
  • Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you.

For more information on current weather conditions, please visit your local media or the National Weather Service.