FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Residents along the Black Creek in Florence County should pay close attention to the rising water levels over the next few days.
According to the National Weather Service a Flood Warning has been issued for Black Creek beginning on Thursday.
John Jones lives along Black Creek and says signs from the historic flood a few months ago can still be seen all around his home.
“We have bleached and bleached and bleached, but the mold keeps coming back because there’s so much moisture,” said Jones.
Like many families in the area, Jones says he’s more worried about the guests he has coming for the holidays.
“They are going to have to get back to their jobs in Georgia. I hope they can get in and out instead of us having to celebrate in a motel,” said Jones.
As of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Black Creek remains below flood stage (10 ft.) at 8.64 ft., but is expected to rise into minor flood stage Thursday afternoon. The current forecast has the creek cresting Saturday afternoon at 12.3 ft.
Florence County Emergency Management is currently monitoring the situation. We encourage residents who live near the creek to continue to monitor their surroundings and take any action they believe is necessary to ensure their safety.
As the creek levels continue to rise, residents should see floodwaters affect Creekside Dr. and East Black Creek Rd. with water nearing a few homes.