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SCDNR Flood Approximations Map

PLEASE NOTE: The information depicted on this map regarding flood conditions on the Black River, as well as the 701 bridge over the Black River, is incorrect.  Please disregard data in that region.  Click here: SCDNR Flood Approximations Map

News Releases:

Press Conference Scheduled for 3 p.m. Today

Sept. 20, 1 p.m.

Georgetown County will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. at the J.B. Beck Administration Center. The purpose of this press conference will be to give an update on anticipated river flooding in Georgetown County.  The press conference will be live-streamed on the Georgetown County, S.C. Facebook page.

Emergency call center line reactivated

Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m.

Georgetown County Emergency Management's special 24-hour call line has been reactivated as of 5:30 p.m. today.  Georgetown County Emergency Management remains at OPCON 4 and the Emergency Operations Center remains at partial activation.  Residents with questions regarding the potential for upcoming flooding can call (843) 545-3273.

Georgetown County Emergency Management officials had an in-depth meeting today with military and DNR representatives to discuss potential flooding in Georgetown County that could begin sometime next week. New information has been received from the NWS and is being analyzed. In addition, we continue to consult with hydrologists and GIS professionals on this issue. As soon as we have conclusive information, we will update here. We understand that residents want definite forecasts so they can plan and prepare, and we will share one as soon as possible. This is unfortunately a slow process.

Georgetown County at OPCON 4; monitoring river flooding forecasts

Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m.

OPCON 4 indicates a "alert" status in preparation for a possible threat.

Using state & federal data, as well as our continued monitoring of all river gauges, we do not currently expect any significant flooding issues with the Black or Santee rivers.

We continue to watch the forecast of what the levels of the Waccamaw River will be in Conway and above to predict what impacts will be felt in our area from that river.

We will keep the public updated with information as available. Please be aware this is likely to be a slow process as water makes its way down the river system into Georgetown County.


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