HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The severe thunderstorm sitting over Horry County Wednesday afternoon has the potential to cause flooding because it is not moving. The nearly stationary storm is dumping heavy rain on Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.
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Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson says the storm will likely hang around throughout the late afternoon as areas from Garden City up through North Myrtle Beach get pounded with showers, thunder and lightning. The heaviest rain has been from Bucksport to Conway to Carolina Forest.
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Rain fall amounts from around 4 p.m. to just after 5 p.m. are two to three inches, depending on which area of the county you’re in. There is a possibility of flooding. A flood warning has been issued for Horry County until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The below traffic warnings have been released from South Carolina Highway Patrol:
TRAFFIC LIGHT DEFECT CAROLINA FOREST BLVD x[US501]
TRAFFIC LIGHT DEFECT POSTAL WAY x[CAROLINA FOREST BLVD]
TRAFFIC HAZARD 681 US501E [IFO THE BUDGET INN] x[JB4 WACCAMAW RIVER BRIDGE]
TRAFFIC HAZARD IN ROADWAY HWY 134 [NR PEE DEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL] x[LIBERTY CIRC]