Gov. Haley: ‘Georgetown will flood in the next 12 hours’

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The rain is over and the sun is shining but the people in Georgetown are likely to face more problems in the coming days.

Off of Browns Ferry Road, water continued to rise over night and throughout Thursday leaving many people stranded in their homes or unable to get back to their homes if they leave. While News13 was in Georgetown County, one stranded resident shouted to our crew asking for us to please call the National Guard because they were running out of water in their home and were unable to leave.

Governor  Nikki Hayley addressed the media Thursday afternoon, and in the governor’s words she said, “Georgetown will flood in the next 12 hours.”

Haley is asking those who live in Pawleys Island and Georgetown to please evacuate because once that water rises, it will sit for several days since there is no where else for it to go. Highway 17 and 701 are likely to be closed down.

FEMA is on their way to Georgetown County to start doing damage assessments. You must be registered with FEMA for them to come to you. If you need their assistance, you can register at www.disasterassistance.gov.

 

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