Bucksport homes at risk as floodwaters continues to rise

Bucksport area is facing flooding - Marissa Tansino

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Homeowners stood on some of the only pavement left on Bucksport Road Monday while the waters rose higher around them.

At this point, most people who live in the area don't know what condition their home is in. The water in some places gets as deep as four feet.

“Right now it's just devastating,” said Valerie Gore.

Right now the community is just trying to hold on to each other while they wait for this water to go down so the clean up can begin.

Gore said most homeowners in the community were able to recover fully after Hurricane Matthew.

"They were able to rebuild and as soon as they rebuild this happens,” said Gore.

Right now, Gore said she can’t do much except wait for the water to recede and then see what she can salvage. Until then she said she’s waiting and wondering what damage has been done to her home.

Glendale Hunt has lived in the area for 64 years. He evacuated and took shelter during Hurricane Florence to return to his home after the storm passed. Once he heard the water was going to rise he didn’t want to take any chances.

"There’s going to be damaged and it's going to take a while for everything to get fixed,” said Hunt.

But despite that anticipated damage, most homeowners are in good spirits.

"The Bible tells me why to worry. Don't worry. It's material things. I don't worry about that,” said Hunt.

"I believe this is in Gods hands. We'll recover and we'll do just fine,” said Gore.

Some homeowners roots date all the way back to 1896 when one man says his grandmother was born.

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