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  • Over 230 S.C. families put in new, renovated homes following 2015 flood

    Over 230 S.C. families put in new, renovated homes following 2015 flood

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:47:09 GMT
    The Waccamaw River rose to flood levels during the October 2015 flood. (Source: WMBF News)The Waccamaw River rose to flood levels during the October 2015 flood. (Source: WMBF News)

    Approximately 231 families were placed in new or renovated homes following the October 2015 storm that inundated a large part of the state with flood water.

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    Approximately 231 families were placed in new or renovated homes following the October 2015 storm that inundated a large part of the state with flood water.

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  • FROM THE ARCHIVES: Woman, grandson cling to cross for 5 hours in raging flood waters

    FROM THE ARCHIVES: Woman, grandson cling to cross for 5 hours in raging flood waters

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 2:56 PM EDT2015-10-07 18:56:25 GMT
    Tuesday, October 4 2016 8:59 AM EDT2016-10-04 12:59:51 GMT

    It was early in the morning on Sunday. It was dark and it was raining.

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    It was early in the morning on Sunday. It was dark and it was raining.

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  • One year after historic flooding, what improvements have been made?

    One year after historic flooding, what improvements have been made?

    Monday, October 3 2016 6:45 PM EDT2016-10-03 22:45:04 GMT
    Damage left by the historic flooding in October 2015 (Source: General Glass)Damage left by the historic flooding in October 2015 (Source: General Glass)

    One year ago, Hurricane Joaquin brushed with the East Coast, bringing tropical moisture that contributed to the historic flooding conditions around the state and in the Grand Strand.  The Horry County Emergency Management Department release an After Action Report and Improvement Plan that details the impact, response, damage, and plans for improvement in dealing with the next flooding event.

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    One year ago, Hurricane Joaquin brushed with the East Coast, bringing tropical moisture that contributed to the historic flooding conditions around the state and in the Grand Strand.  The Horry County Emergency Management Department release an After Action Report and Improvement Plan that details the impact, response, damage, and plans for improvement in dealing with the next flooding event.

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  • Famed SC artist selling prints to help flood victims

    Famed SC artist selling prints to help flood victims

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-10-14 03:45:00 GMT
    Saturday, October 24 2015 12:01 AM EDT2015-10-24 04:01:09 GMT
    In the small town of Denmark, inside the studio that bears his name, famed artist Jim Harrison works on his latest creation. "I'm nearly through with that. I'm going to put a few little trees in the background,"More >>
    Well-known artist Jim Harrison says he'll be giving away all the money made selling these three unframed prints to the Red Cross during the month of October.More >>
  • Elvis family speaks one day after murder charges against Moorers dropped

    Elvis family speaks one day after murder charges against Moorers dropped

    Friday, March 11 2016 2:58 PM EST2016-03-11 19:58:17 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 11:33 PM EST2016-03-12 04:33:41 GMT
    The Elvis family speaks on Friday at Peachtree Landing. (Source: Lisa Gresci)The Elvis family speaks on Friday at Peachtree Landing. (Source: Lisa Gresci)

    The family of Heather Elvis spoke about their faith and how they move forward during a press conference Friday afternoon at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.

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    The family of Heather Elvis spoke about their faith and how they move forward during a press conference Friday afternoon at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.

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  • 3 Florence County deputies awarded for water rescue during October floods

    3 Florence County deputies awarded for water rescue during October floods

    Friday, January 15 2016 2:14 PM EST2016-01-15 19:14:42 GMT
    Friday, January 15 2016 2:30 PM EST2016-01-15 19:30:03 GMT
    (Source: FCSO)(Source: FCSO)

    The South Carolina Sheriff’s Association awarded three Florence County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies with the Medal of Valor at the 2016 Medal of Valor Awards Banquet, on January 14 in Columbia. The three honored, FCSO Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby, Lt. Jeff Johnson, and Corporal Chad Reid, received the award for the expeditious water rescue of a motorist on Old River Road. 

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    The South Carolina Sheriff’s Association awarded three Florence County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies with the Medal of Valor at the 2016 Medal of Valor Awards Banquet, on January 14 in Columbia. The three honored, FCSO Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby, Lt. Jeff Johnson, and Corporal Chad Reid, received the award for the expeditious water rescue of a motorist on Old River Road. 

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  • GCSO helps deliver supplies to flood victims

    GCSO helps deliver supplies to flood victims

    Friday, January 8 2016 1:43 PM EST2016-01-08 18:43:27 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 5:09 PM EST2016-01-08 22:09:46 GMT
    (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office helped Sam Hodge, manager of the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division, deliver food and water supplies to victims impacted by the recent flooding along the Santee River. 

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office helped Sam Hodge, manager of the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division, deliver food and water supplies to victims impacted by the recent flooding along the Santee River.

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  • 8 roads near river landings closed in Horry County

    8 roads near river landings closed in Horry County

    Friday, January 8 2016 2:01 PM EST2016-01-08 19:01:39 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 2:51 PM EST2016-01-08 19:51:32 GMT
    File image.File image.

    According to Horry County Emergency Management the following roads located near river landings are closed.

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    According to Horry County Emergency Management the following roads located near river landings are closed.

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  • Florence County Long Term Recovery Group moves its efforts forward

    Florence County Long Term Recovery Group moves its efforts forward

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:42 PM EST2016-01-07 02:42:56 GMT
    Wednesday, January 6 2016 10:01 PM EST2016-01-07 03:01:40 GMT
    One group focused on helping flood victims recover is working to get the funding to do so. The plan is to get dollars from the state and also local business to help people recover from damage left behind by October’s flooding. More >>

    One group focused on helping flood victims recover is working to get the funding to do so. The plan is to get dollars from the state and also local business to help people recover from damage left behind by October’s flooding.

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  • Little River Disaster Recover Center to close next week, help still available

    Little River Disaster Recover Center to close next week, help still available

    Thursday, December 10 2015 4:36 PM EST2015-12-10 21:36:56 GMT
    Thursday, December 10 2015 4:36 PM EST2015-12-10 21:36:56 GMT
    Source: FEMA Facebook pageSource: FEMA Facebook page
    Three disaster recovery centers will close Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.mm, including the center at North Strand Park and Recreation Center at 120 Highway 57 South in Little River. Click here for more information on how to to get disaster recovery aid after this center closes.More >>

    Three disaster recovery centers will close Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.mm, including the center at North Strand Park and Recreation Center at 120 Highway 57 South in Little River. Click here for more information on how to to get disaster recovery aid after this center closes.

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  • Before and after historic South Carolina floods

    Before and after historic South Carolina floods

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 11:29 AM EST2015-12-09 16:29:48 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 2:24 PM EST2015-12-09 19:24:17 GMT
    Breach of the Columbia Canal in Columbia, SC. Source: SCEMDBreach of the Columbia Canal in Columbia, SC. Source: SCEMD
    South Carolina experienced historic flooding in October that left dozens of families displaced from their homes and caused untold damage to the state's roadways and infrastructure. The entire state declared a State of Emergency due to widespread flooding and went to "OPCON 1," meaning a disaster or emergency situation was in effect and posed a significant threat to the state.More >>

    South Carolina experienced historic flooding in October that left dozens of families displaced from their homes and caused untold damage to the state's roadways and infrastructure. The entire state declared a State of Emergency due to widespread flooding and went to "OPCON 1," meaning a disaster or emergency situation was in effect and posed a significant threat to the state.

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  • Florence County launches new efforts in flood recovery

    Florence County launches new efforts in flood recovery

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 5:08 PM EST2015-12-02 22:08:57 GMT
    Wednesday, December 2 2015 8:11 PM EST2015-12-03 01:11:07 GMT
    A new group is working to be a lifeline to people who are still trying to rebuild and recover from the historic floods that plagued our area this past October.The group was assembled by Florence County Emergency Management."We are newly formed, one of the first formed in the state," Lou Palm, Chairman of the Florence County Long Term Recovery Group said."Palm and others from various governmental agencies and non-profits will soon serve as a sec...More >>

    A new group is working to be a lifeline to people who are still trying to rebuild and recover from the historic floods that plagued our area this past October.The group was assembled by Florence County Emergency Management."We are newly formed, one of the first formed in the state," Lou Palm, Chairman of the Florence County Long Term Recovery Group said."Palm and others from various governmental agencies and non-profits will soon serve as a sec...

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  • Florence County Long Term Recovery Group forms to assist flood victims

    Florence County Long Term Recovery Group forms to assist flood victims

    Monday, November 30 2015 6:38 PM EST2015-11-30 23:38:18 GMT
    Monday, November 30 2015 6:38 PM EST2015-11-30 23:38:17 GMT
    Source: FCEMSource: FCEM
    A Florence County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is being started to assist those affected by the flooding in October. The LTRG is a collaborative effort of government agencies, non-government organizations, faith based groups, and other community partners, according to a news release from Andrew Golden, Florence County Emergency Management Public Information Officer.The group is still in the development phase, but plans to start helping residents an...More >>

    A Florence County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is being started to assist those affected by the flooding in October. The LTRG is a collaborative effort of government agencies, non-government organizations, faith based groups, and other community partners, according to a news release from Andrew Golden, Florence County Emergency Management Public Information Officer.The group is still in the development phase, but plans to start helping residents an...

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  • Breaking

    Deadline to register for FEMA assistance extended to Jan. 3

    Deadline to register for FEMA assistance extended to Jan. 3

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-11-25 21:33:55 GMT
    Monday, November 30 2015 5:32 PM EST2015-11-30 22:32:25 GMT
    Source: FEMA Facebook pageSource: FEMA Facebook page
    Those affected by the October flooding across South Carolina have an extra month to apply for federal aid; Governor Nikki Haley's request for a 30-day extension for registration for individual assistance from FEMA was granted.More >>

    Those affected by the October flooding across South Carolina have an extra month to apply for federal aid; Governor Nikki Haley's request for a 30-day extension for registration for individual assistance from FEMA was granted.

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  • Flooding delays harvest, ruins crops for Horry County farmers

    Flooding delays harvest, ruins crops for Horry County farmers

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 5:06 PM EST2015-11-24 22:06:23 GMT
    Tuesday, November 24 2015 6:06 PM EST2015-11-24 23:06:17 GMT
    Horry County farmers lost at least $9 million in crops as a result of October's severe rain and flooding, according to William Hardee, an agronomist with Clemson Cooperative Extension.More >>

    Horry County farmers lost at least $9 million in crops as a result of October's severe rain and flooding, according to William Hardee, an agronomist with Clemson Cooperative Extension.

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  • Governor Haley requests expedited aid for South Carolina farmers

    Governor Haley requests expedited aid for South Carolina farmers

    Monday, November 23 2015 9:23 PM EST2015-11-24 02:23:13 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 9:23 PM EST2015-11-24 02:23:13 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley requested assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack on Monday for expediting crop insurance payments to South Carolina farmers whose crops were damaged by the October flooding throughout the state.In a letter to Secretary Vilsack, Governor Haley wrote, “Unfortunately, we are continuing to receive information from farmers that the process to file and receive payment for claims is slow and c...More >>

    Governor Nikki Haley requested assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack on Monday for expediting crop insurance payments to South Carolina farmers whose crops were damaged by the October flooding throughout the state.In a letter to Secretary Vilsack, Governor Haley wrote, “Unfortunately, we are continuing to receive information from farmers that the process to file and receive payment for claims is slow and c...

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  • FEMA closes South Strand disaster relief center

    FEMA closes South Strand disaster relief center

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 11:52 PM EST2015-11-12 04:52:36 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 1:53 PM EST2015-11-12 18:53:19 GMT
    Myrtle Beach was declared a federal disaster area a little longer than a month ago. FEMA came in and set up disaster recovery centers…but now some are closing. Disaster assistance help remains available after disaster recovery centers in Myrtle Beach, but FEMA will be closing the South Strand Disaster Relief Center because of lack of visitors.More >>
    Myrtle Beach was declared a federal disaster area a little longer than a month ago. FEMA came in and set up disaster recovery centers…but now some are closing. Disaster assistance help remains available after disaster recovery centers in Myrtle Beach, but FEMA will be closing the South Strand Disaster Relief Center because of lack of visitors.More >>
  • SBA Business Recovery Centers will close to observe Veterans Day

    SBA Business Recovery Centers will close to observe Veterans Day

    Friday, November 6 2015 12:48 PM EST2015-11-06 17:48:37 GMT
    Friday, November 6 2015 5:00 PM EST2015-11-06 22:00:18 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration Facebook Page)(Source: U.S. Small Business Administration Facebook Page)
    All four U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Centers in South Carolina will close, on November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.The offices in Conway, Columbia, Sumter, and North Charleston have been assisting South Carolina businesses, affected by severe storms and flooding in October, apply for low-interest long-term disaster loans for working capital and physical damage.More >>
    All four U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Centers in South Carolina will close, on November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.The offices in Conway, Columbia, Sumter, and North Charleston have been assisting South Carolina businesses, affected by severe storms and flooding in October, apply for low-interest long-term disaster loans for working capital and physical damage.More >>
  • Williamsburg County to open shelters on November 8 in anticipation of rain event

    Williamsburg County to open shelters on November 8 in anticipation of rain event

    Friday, November 6 2015 3:30 PM EST2015-11-06 20:30:40 GMT
    Friday, November 6 2015 3:51 PM EST2015-11-06 20:51:58 GMT
    (Source: Williamsburg County Government Facebook Page)(Source: Williamsburg County Government Facebook Page)
    Williamsburg County Emergency Management will open shelters, at 5:00 p.m., on November 8, in anticipation of the upcoming rain event.The two shelters scheduled to open are Williamsburg County Recovery Center, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway in Kingstree and Chavis One – Stop Complex, located at 2118 South State Highway 41/51 in Hemingway.More >>
    Williamsburg County Emergency Management will open shelters, at 5:00 p.m., on November 8, in anticipation of the upcoming rain event.The two shelters scheduled to open are Williamsburg County Recovery Center, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway in Kingstree and Chavis One – Stop Complex, located at 2118 South State Highway 41/51 in Hemingway.More >>
  • Tax returns can also assist flood victims

    Tax returns can also assist flood victims

    Thursday, November 5 2015 10:41 PM EST2015-11-06 03:41:16 GMT
    Friday, November 6 2015 7:47 AM EST2015-11-06 12:47:44 GMT
    Taxpayers should be aware that they may be entitled to certain tax breaks that can really be beneficial during this time. Taxes may not be high on your to-do list right now, but tax breaks can play a part in the process and the financial recovery.More >>
    Taxpayers should be aware that they may be entitled to certain tax breaks that can really be beneficial during this time. Taxes may not be high on your to-do list right now, but tax breaks can play a part in the process and the financial recovery.More >>
  • Heavy rain causes closed roads and animal shelter under water

    Heavy rain causes closed roads, animal shelter flooding in Marion County

    Heavy rain causes closed roads, animal shelter flooding in Marion County

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 9:47 PM EST2015-11-05 02:47:01 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 10:59 PM EST2015-11-05 03:59:16 GMT
    People in Mullins are dealing with serious flooding because of the heavy rain fall today. Roads closed around the area, and north east front street near highway 76 is one where cars are halfway under water stuck and abandoned. Mullins Fire Department came through today and made rescues to get people out of the cars covered in water.Police and DOT crews directed traffic today and set up cones to close off roads. Flooded water swep...More >>
    People in Mullins are dealing with serious flooding because of the heavy rain fall today. Roads closed around the area, and north east front street near highway 76 is one where cars are halfway under water stuck and abandoned. Mullins Fire Department came through today and made rescues to get people out of the cars covered in water.Police and DOT crews directed traffic today and set up cones to close off roads. Flooded water swep...More >>
  • Breaking

    Marion County Schools to operate on 2-hour delay on Thursday due to flooding

    Marion County Schools to operate on 2-hour delay on Thursday due to flooding

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:48 PM EST2015-11-04 18:48:39 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 5:02 PM EST2015-11-04 22:02:13 GMT
    Very heavy rain Wednesday morning has caused some flooding issues across Marion County.The city of Mullins received over 5" of rain Wednesday morning. The highest totals were closer to Nichols where totals surpassed 8".Two to three feet of water was reported across Front Street in Mullins due to the heavy rain. Church Street and numerous other roads around Mullins were also closed. Flooding was also reported by Highway Patrol alo...More >>
    Very heavy rain Wednesday morning has caused some flooding issues across Marion County.The city of Mullins received over 5" of rain Wednesday morning. The highest totals were closer to Nichols where totals surpassed 8".Two to three feet of water was reported across Front Street in Mullins due to the heavy rain. Church Street and numerous other roads around Mullins were also closed. Flooding was also reported by Highway Patrol alo...More >>
  • Deadlines for flood recovery aid approaching

    Deadlines for flood recovery aid approaching

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 10:53 AM EST2015-11-04 15:53:35 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 10:53 AM EST2015-11-04 15:53:35 GMT
    Source: SCEMD on FacebookSource: SCEMD on Facebook
    While individuals affected by the historic flooding across the state last month have until December 4 to apply for assistance from FEMA, Wednesday is the last day to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in many counties.More >>
    While individuals affected by the historic flooding across the state last month have until December 4 to apply for assistance from FEMA, Wednesday is the last day to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in many counties.More >>
  • Flooding impacts golf courses in Grand Strand

    Flooding impacts golf courses in Grand Strand

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 11:01 PM EST2015-11-04 04:01:43 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 7:46 AM EST2015-11-04 12:46:09 GMT
    Roads are still showing the effects of the intense rains and flooding, which was a little under a month ago. Now with just a half of day of rain Tuesday, roads and businesses are easily flooding. The flooded roads are affecting more than just the people driving through them; it affects people with businesses on these roads, including the Arcadian Shores Golf Club.More >>
    Roads are still showing the effects of the intense rains and flooding, which was a little under a month ago. Now with just a half of day of rain Tuesday, roads and businesses are easily flooding. The flooded roads are affecting more than just the people driving through them; it affects people with businesses on these roads, including the Arcadian Shores Golf Club.More >>
  • SCDOT call center resumes normal hours of operation

    SCDOT call center resumes normal hours of operation

    Monday, November 2 2015 3:40 PM EST2015-11-02 20:40:42 GMT
    Monday, November 2 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-11-02 21:33:20 GMT
    (Source: SCDOT Facebook Page)(Source: SCDOT Facebook Page)
    Beginning November 2, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Customer Service Center will resume normal hours of operation, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.Due to historic floods seen in October, the SCDOT call center had been operating at extended hours, including several days of 24-hours a day service.Call 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368) to contact the SCDOT call center.Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved.More >>
    Beginning November 2, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Customer Service Center will resume normal hours of operation, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.Due to historic floods seen in October, the SCDOT call center had been operating at extended hours, including several days of 24-hours a day service.Call 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368) to contact the SCDOT call center.Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Erosion worsens flooding for Cherry Grove neighborhoods

    Erosion worsens flooding for Cherry Grove neighborhoods

    Thursday, October 29 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-10-29 21:35:26 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-10-29 22:01:17 GMT
    If the dunes were intact, neighborhoods along the marsh wouldn't flood.More >>
    If the dunes were intact, neighborhoods along the marsh wouldn't flood.More >>
  • Aberdeen Country Club set to reopen on October 30

    Aberdeen Country Club set to reopen on October 30

    Thursday, October 29 2015 5:18 PM EDT2015-10-29 21:18:38 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 5:18 PM EDT2015-10-29 21:18:38 GMT
    Source: Aberdeen Country Club Golf Course Facebook PageSource: Aberdeen Country Club Golf Course Facebook Page
    Aberdeen Country Club is scheduled to reopen to the public, on October 30, after being closed for the past three weeks due to torrential rain and flooding in Myrtle Beach earlier this month.The award winning course has an 8:00 a.m. tee time and will reopen 18 of the course’s 27 holes.More >>
    Aberdeen Country Club is scheduled to reopen to the public, on October 30, after being closed for the past three weeks due to torrential rain and flooding in Myrtle Beach earlier this month.The award winning course has an 8:00 a.m. tee time and will reopen 18 of the course’s 27 holes.More >>
  • Deadlines approach for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Deadlines approach for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 10:05 PM EDT2015-10-29 02:05:35 GMT
    Wednesday, October 28 2015 10:05 PM EDT2015-10-29 02:05:35 GMT
    The following is a news release from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce:Deadlines to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are nearing for 19 of the 24 counties that have been declared eligible for individual assistance by FEMA.Those 19 counties have deadlines next week. They are Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Greenwood, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sum...More >>
    The following is a news release from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce:Deadlines to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are nearing for 19 of the 24 counties that have been declared eligible for individual assistance by FEMA.Those 19 counties have deadlines next week. They are Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Greenwood, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sum...More >>
  • DHEC finds E. coli in some private well water samples

    DHEC finds E. coli in some private well water samples

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 5:28 PM EDT2015-10-28 21:28:18 GMT
    Wednesday, October 28 2015 5:57 PM EDT2015-10-28 21:57:43 GMT
    DHEC has given out nearly 3,900 test kits and tested 1,249 samples as of October 26. More >>
    DHEC has given out nearly 3,900 test kits and tested 1,249 samples as of October 26. More >>
  • Mobile Disaster Recovery Center comes to Conway

    Mobile Disaster Recovery Center comes to Conway

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 4:34 PM EDT2015-10-28 20:34:53 GMT
    Wednesday, October 28 2015 4:34 PM EDT2015-10-28 20:34:52 GMT
    Source: FEMA Facebook pageSource: FEMA Facebook page
    The following is a news release from Horry County Government:A mobile FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has begun operations in the parking lot of the Horry County Government & Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  The unit will be in place seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist individuals in the Conway area who have sustained a loss (major or minor) from the flash floods as well as the ongoing flooding issues. FEMA is urging people who ha...More >>
    The following is a news release from Horry County Government:A mobile FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has begun operations in the parking lot of the Horry County Government & Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  The unit will be in place seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist individuals in the Conway area who have sustained a loss (major or minor) from the flash floods as well as the ongoing flooding issues. FEMA is urging people who ha...More >>
  • 29 counties declared primary natural disaster areas by USDA

    29 counties declared primary natural disaster areas by USDA

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 4:04 PM EDT2015-10-28 20:04:01 GMT
    Wednesday, October 28 2015 4:04 PM EDT2015-10-28 20:04:00 GMT
    Source: USDA Facebook pageSource: USDA Facebook page
    Governor Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that Thomas J. Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture Secretary, has issued a disaster designation for South Carolina counties that suffered damage and losses from flooding and heavy rains. According to a news release from the South Carolina Governor’s Press Office, on October 19 Governor Haley requested the disaster designation.The secretarial disaster designation allows farm operators in primary coun...More >>
    Governor Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that Thomas J. Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture Secretary, has issued a disaster designation for South Carolina counties that suffered damage and losses from flooding and heavy rains. According to a news release from the South Carolina Governor’s Press Office, on October 19 Governor Haley requested the disaster designation.The secretarial disaster designation allows farm operators in primary coun...More >>
  • Disaster recovery continues for Horry County

    Disaster recovery continues for Horry County

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-10-27 21:40:18 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-10-27 22:30:27 GMT
    More than 3,700 people in Horry County have applied for FEMA assistance.More >>
    More than 3,700 people in Horry County have applied for FEMA assistance.More >>
  • Appeal guidelines for ineligible FEMA applicants

    Appeal guidelines for ineligible FEMA applicants

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 10:08 AM EDT2015-10-27 14:08:04 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 10:08 AM EDT2015-10-27 14:08:04 GMT
    (Source: City of Florence)(Source: City of Florence)
    If you have been ruled ineligible for FEMA reimbursement, do not reapply as this can cause more harm. If you received an ineligible letter, your next step is to appeal, not reapply, according to Public Information Officer Andrew Golden.One may appeal any decision. If an applicant does not agree with an inspection report, with the amount of assistance, or with a denial letter from FEMA, an appeal can be made for review of the case.The following instructions ar...More >>
    If you have been ruled ineligible for FEMA reimbursement, do not reapply as this can cause more harm. If you received an ineligible letter, your next step is to appeal, not reapply, according to Public Information Officer Andrew Golden.One may appeal any decision. If an applicant does not agree with an inspection report, with the amount of assistance, or with a denial letter from FEMA, an appeal can be made for review of the case.The following instructions ar...More >>
  • Gov. Haley to host Team South Carolina for Florence, Williamsburg counties

    Gov. Haley to host Team South Carolina for Florence, Williamsburg counties

    Thursday, October 22 2015 8:41 PM EDT2015-10-23 00:41:28 GMT
    Monday, October 26 2015 7:42 PM EDT2015-10-26 23:42:15 GMT
    Source: Rob Godfrey via TwitterSource: Rob Godfrey via Twitter
    Governor Nikki Haley will be in Kingstree on Monday, October 26, for the Team South Carolina event for Florence and Williamsburg Counties that will be held at the Williamsburg Recreation Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., according to a news release from the South Carolina Governor’s Office.The Team South Carolina events are where flood victims can go to learn about resources available to families and businesses while South Carolina recovers from...More >>
    Governor Nikki Haley will be in Kingstree on Monday, October 26, for the Team South Carolina event for Florence and Williamsburg Counties that will be held at the Williamsburg Recreation Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., according to a news release from the South Carolina Governor’s Office.The Team South Carolina events are where flood victims can go to learn about resources available to families and businesses while South Carolina recovers from...More >>
  • Red Cross alerting residents of potential mold issues

    Red Cross alerting residents of potential mold issues

    Monday, October 26 2015 4:07 PM EDT2015-10-26 20:07:14 GMT
    Monday, October 26 2015 4:07 PM EDT2015-10-26 20:07:13 GMT
    Source: Red Cross websiteSource: Red Cross website
     The South Carolina Red Cross is urging residents to be aware of potential mold dangers when they return to their flood damaged homes. Red Cross Health Services Volunteer Pam Deichmann, a retired public health nurse from Des Moines, Iowa said, “Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.”Mold can be recognized from its black color and from a pungent or musty odor. It can develop almost anywhere in...More >>
     The South Carolina Red Cross is urging residents to be aware of potential mold dangers when they return to their flood damaged homes. Red Cross Health Services Volunteer Pam Deichmann, a retired public health nurse from Des Moines, Iowa said, “Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.”Mold can be recognized from its black color and from a pungent or musty odor. It can develop almost anywhere in...More >>
  • Experts explain how to deal with post-flood mold issues

    Experts explain how to deal with post-flood mold issues

    Friday, October 23 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-10-23 21:44:04 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 7:50 PM EDT2015-10-23 23:50:39 GMT
    As many residents continue to the cleaning process, there could be hidden damage the flooding may have left in homes. Experts explain just how serious mold can be and what you need to know to protect you and your family. More >>
    As many residents continue to the cleaning process, there could be hidden damage the flooding may have left in homes. Experts explain just how serious mold can be and what you need to know to protect you and your family. More >>
  • Red Cross services still available at local resource centers

    Red Cross services still available at local resource centers

    Thursday, October 22 2015 6:15 PM EDT2015-10-22 22:15:49 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 5:42 PM EDT2015-10-23 21:42:00 GMT
    Source: Red Cross websiteSource: Red Cross website
    The American Red Cross will be available at local resource centers on Friday, October 23, to assist flood victims with creating disaster recovery plans, navigating paperwork and finding additional resources.Red Cross volunteers and various organizations and services will be at the following local resource centers:First United Methodist Church located at 1001 5th Avenue in Conway from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Georgetown First Baptist Church located at 219 Cleland ...More >>
    The American Red Cross will be available at local resource centers on Friday, October 23, to assist flood victims with creating disaster recovery plans, navigating paperwork and finding additional resources.Red Cross volunteers and various organizations and services will be at the following local resource centers:First United Methodist Church located at 1001 5th Avenue in Conway from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Georgetown First Baptist Church located at 219 Cleland ...More >>
  • Darlington County School District will make up one flooding day

    Darlington County School District will make up one flooding day

    Friday, October 23 2015 5:03 PM EDT2015-10-23 21:03:21 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 5:03 PM EDT2015-10-23 21:03:21 GMT
    Darlington County School District Facebook pageDarlington County School District Facebook page
    The Darlington County School District announced Friday that February 12 will be a regular school day for students to make up the day district schools missed because of the flooding.February 12, which was originally set aside for parent-teacher conferences, is the first of three inclement weather days listed on the board-approved 2015-2016 school district calendar, according to a news release from the DCSD.The missed school day also caused the end of...More >>
    The Darlington County School District announced Friday that February 12 will be a regular school day for students to make up the day district schools missed because of the flooding.February 12, which was originally set aside for parent-teacher conferences, is the first of three inclement weather days listed on the board-approved 2015-2016 school district calendar, according to a news release from the DCSD.The missed school day also caused the end of...More >>
  • FEMA representatives to assist citizens in Timmonsville

    FEMA representatives to assist citizens in Timmonsville

    Friday, October 23 2015 3:37 PM EDT2015-10-23 19:37:35 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 3:37 PM EDT2015-10-23 19:37:35 GMT
    Source: FEMASource: FEMA
    FEMA representatives will be at the Senior Citizens Center in Timmonsville on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 to help residents with flooding related claims.The representatives will provide FEMA registration information, check the status of pending claims and assist with other disaster related questions, according to a news release from Florence County Emergency Management.The Senior Citizens Center is located at 104 N. Kershaw Street in T...More >>
    FEMA representatives will be at the Senior Citizens Center in Timmonsville on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 to help residents with flooding related claims.The representatives will provide FEMA registration information, check the status of pending claims and assist with other disaster related questions, according to a news release from Florence County Emergency Management.The Senior Citizens Center is located at 104 N. Kershaw Street in T...More >>
  • Myrtle Beach Safari animals make the most of the flooding

    Myrtle Beach Safari animals make the most of the flooding

    Friday, October 23 2015 8:31 AM EDT2015-10-23 12:31:22 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 8:31 AM EDT2015-10-23 12:31:21 GMT
    Source: YouTubeSource: YouTube
    While the flooding in South Carolina this month was devastating and has done untold amounts of property damage, the Myrtle Beach Safari took the opportunity to let their animals get their paws wet and have a little fun. More >>
    While the flooding in South Carolina this month was devastating and has done untold amounts of property damage, the Myrtle Beach Safari took the opportunity to let their animals get their paws wet and have a little fun. More >>
  • Flooding damages buildings, not spirit at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Conway

    Flooding damages buildings, not spirit at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Conway

    Thursday, October 22 2015 6:13 PM EDT2015-10-22 22:13:21 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 9:18 PM EDT2015-10-23 01:18:51 GMT
    The flood damage totaled thousands of dollars for St. Paul's Anglican Church in Conway, church officials say the expenses came at time when the church's budget is already tight, however, clergy officials say the damage was done to their buildings not their spirit. More >>
    The flood damage totaled thousands of dollars for St. Paul's Anglican Church in Conway, church officials say the expenses came at time when the church's budget is already tight, however, clergy officials say the damage was done to their buildings not their spirit. More >>
  • Mosquito population rising as water recedes

    Mosquito population rising as water recedes

    Thursday, October 22 2015 5:16 PM EDT2015-10-22 21:16:11 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-10-22 21:52:17 GMT
    While the peak of the flooding is over, the manager of Horry County's Mosquito Control Program, James Brock, said the mosquito problem is really just now beginning.More >>
    While the peak of the flooding is over, the manager of Horry County's Mosquito Control Program, James Brock, said the mosquito problem is really just now beginning.More >>
  • Public Works in need of FEMA

    How Florence officials plan to use federal funds

    How Florence officials plan to use federal funds

    Thursday, October 22 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-10-22 20:50:05 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 5:37 PM EDT2015-10-22 21:37:25 GMT
    As some roads around Florence County are being repaired to get them back to the way they were before the flooding, one road in Monticello neighborhood is not even close.The damage in the Monticello neighborhood didn’t just happen in one day. It has been caused over the past few weeks by heavy traffic over the wet concrete. It caused debris build up, and residents in that neighborhood haven’t seen a repair yet.Marion Joyner, Supervisor with the Florence County Public Works D...More >>
    As some roads around Florence County are being repaired to get them back to the way they were before the flooding, one road in Monticello neighborhood is not even close.The damage in the Monticello neighborhood didn’t just happen in one day. It has been caused over the past few weeks by heavy traffic over the wet concrete. It caused debris build up, and residents in that neighborhood haven’t seen a repair yet.Marion Joyner, Supervisor with the Florence County Public Works D...More >>
  • Florence School District 1 announces make-up days in February 2016

    Florence School District 1 announces make-up days in February 2016

    Thursday, October 22 2015 11:38 AM EDT2015-10-22 15:38:47 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 11:38 AM EDT2015-10-22 15:38:47 GMT
    FSD1 Facebook pageFSD1 Facebook page
    Florence County School District One students will make up the two days missed in October due to the flooding across the state in February 2016, according to a news release from the district.FSD1 students missed school on October 5 and 6 due to flooding in some areas of the district. The make-up dates for those two days are scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016 and Monday, February 15, 2016, according to FSD1 officials.More >>
    Florence County School District One students will make up the two days missed in October due to the flooding across the state in February 2016, according to a news release from the district.FSD1 students missed school on October 5 and 6 due to flooding in some areas of the district. The make-up dates for those two days are scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016 and Monday, February 15, 2016, according to FSD1 officials.More >>
  • Lee's Landing families start assessing damage

    Lee's Landing families start assessing damage

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-10-22 02:44:04 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 7:34 AM EDT2015-10-22 11:34:51 GMT
    Nearly three weeks since Horry County's historic flooding, folks in Lee's Landing are just now starting to clean up.  "It's not easy, but it's got to be done,” said Sean Quick.  Some homeowners say the roads finally dried out Wednesday, and many families made the trip in to see the damage. More >>
    Nearly three weeks since Horry County's historic flooding, folks in Lee's Landing are just now starting to clean up.  "It's not easy, but it's got to be done,” said Sean Quick.  Some homeowners say the roads finally dried out Wednesday, and many families made the trip in to see the damage. More >>
  • Children can have difficulties coping with flooding, disasters

    Children can have difficulties coping with flooding, disasters

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 7:45 PM EDT2015-10-21 23:45:27 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2015 8:23 PM EDT2015-10-22 00:23:04 GMT
    Flooding can be stressful and emotional for adults, but it can also take its toll on children.More >>
    Flooding can be stressful and emotional for adults, but it can also take its toll on children.More >>
  • Gov. Haley secures Disaster Unemployment Assistance eligibility for Marion, Fairfield counties

    Gov. Haley secures Disaster Unemployment Assistance eligibility for Marion, Fairfield counties

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 5:14 PM EDT2015-10-21 21:14:45 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-10-21 22:49:58 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that two more counties are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) after FEMA approved them for individual assistance.People in Marion County and Fairfield County along with 20 other counties in South Carolina who became unemployed as a direct result of the storm and flooding are now qualified for funds under the DUA program.This is also available for small business owners, self-employed individuals, a...More >>
    Governor Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that two more counties are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) after FEMA approved them for individual assistance.People in Marion County and Fairfield County along with 20 other counties in South Carolina who became unemployed as a direct result of the storm and flooding are now qualified for funds under the DUA program.This is also available for small business owners, self-employed individuals, a...More >>
  • Hundreds of public safety officials honored for their dedicated service at luncheon

    Hundreds of public safety officials honored for their dedicated service at luncheon

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-10-21 21:52:03 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-10-21 22:49:25 GMT
    A 19-year tradition had a lot more meaning because of the flooding that hit our area hard. After the historic floods, neighbors witnessed many of our public safety officials jump into action working around the clock to make many us feel safe. Even though Wednesday's Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon was planned months in advance, organizers said it could not have come at a better time. More >>
    A 19-year tradition had a lot more meaning because of the flooding that hit our area hard. After the historic floods, neighbors witnessed many of our public safety officials jump into action working around the clock to make many us feel safe. Even though Wednesday's Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon was planned months in advance, organizers said it could not have come at a better time. More >>
  • FDNY firefighters in town to help with disaster relief

    FDNY firefighters in town to help with disaster relief

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-10-20 22:01:32 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 7:07 PM EDT2015-10-20 23:07:38 GMT
    As the flood waters recede, disaster response teams are finally able to reach more people. This week, some of those teams are here all the way from New York.More >>
    As the flood waters recede, disaster response teams are finally able to reach more people. This week, some of those teams are here all the way from New York.More >>
  • Golf course counting down the days until reopening since the flood

    Golf course counting down the days until reopening since the flood

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 5:03 PM EDT2015-10-20 21:03:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 6:15 PM EDT2015-10-20 22:15:25 GMT
    The Waccamaw River may be going down, but the problems it caused aren't going away with it. One local golf course isn't able to cash in on one of the busiest months for golf.Aberdeen Country Club Golf Course was hit hard by the storm, completely flooded, and forced to close. Staff at the golf course said the flooding was pretty significant up until this past Friday."We knew what the area was prone to do but it was still a surprise, whenever you see that much wat...More >>
    The Waccamaw River may be going down, but the problems it caused aren't going away with it. One local golf course isn't able to cash in on one of the busiest months for golf.Aberdeen Country Club Golf Course was hit hard by the storm, completely flooded, and forced to close. Staff at the golf course said the flooding was pretty significant up until this past Friday."We knew what the area was prone to do but it was still a surprise, whenever you see that much wat...More >>
  • Severe beach erosion closes several beach accesses in Georgetown County

    Severe beach erosion closes several beach accesses in Georgetown County

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-10-20 17:56:56 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 2:03 PM EDT2015-10-20 18:03:22 GMT
    Various beach accesses maintained by Georgetown County will remain closed until further notice while county staff works to repair damages caused by the recent rain and flooding.Listed below are the beach access points affected, according to Georgetown County’s news release.Garden City Beach Access No. 44Litchfield Beach Access Nos. 61 – 66More >>
    Various beach accesses maintained by Georgetown County will remain closed until further notice while county staff works to repair damages caused by the recent rain and flooding.Listed below are the beach access points affected, according to Georgetown County’s news release.Garden City Beach Access No. 44Litchfield Beach Access Nos. 61 – 66More >>
  • Convenience centers available for contractors to dump flood debris

    Convenience centers available for contractors to dump flood debris

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 11:35 AM EDT2015-10-20 15:35:10 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 11:35 AM EDT2015-10-20 15:35:10 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
     For a limited time contractors working in relief of flood victims on county maintained roads, will be allowed to dump flood related debris at the county manned convenience centers (MCC) pending the completion of a contractor debris removal certificate provided by Florence County Environmental Services.Before debris can be hauled, the certificate must first be completed. The certificate can be obtained at the Florence County Environmental Services office, 1487...More >>
     For a limited time contractors working in relief of flood victims on county maintained roads, will be allowed to dump flood related debris at the county manned convenience centers (MCC) pending the completion of a contractor debris removal certificate provided by Florence County Environmental Services.Before debris can be hauled, the certificate must first be completed. The certificate can be obtained at the Florence County Environmental Services office, 1487...More >>
  • Flood debris pickup continues

    Flood debris pickup continues

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 10:00 AM EDT2015-10-20 14:00:43 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 10:09 AM EDT2015-10-20 14:09:25 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
     The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced debris pickup will continue in four counties. Contractors working for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to pick up flooding debris are working in the following counties on Tuesday, October 20:Dorchester County – Debris pickups along Harrison in the Tranquil Estates neighborhood and the Summerwood subdivision.Lexington County – Debris clean-up in the Pine Glen and C...More >>
     The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced debris pickup will continue in four counties. Contractors working for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to pick up flooding debris are working in the following counties on Tuesday, October 20:Dorchester County – Debris pickups along Harrison in the Tranquil Estates neighborhood and the Summerwood subdivision.Lexington County – Debris clean-up in the Pine Glen and C...More >>
  • DHEC informs dam owners to make repairs

    DHEC informs dam owners to make repairs

    Monday, October 19 2015 11:35 PM EDT2015-10-20 03:35:18 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 6:23 AM EDT2015-10-20 10:23:44 GMT
    (Source: SC Department of Health)(Source: SC Department of Health)
    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is demanding more than 70 dam owners around the state take action. Two of those dams are in nearby Darlington County. One is the Joe Jeffords Pond Dam, the other is the Chapman Pond Dam. Conor McCue went there to see how they are holding up, and what needs to be done. The Chapman Pond Dam is no longer. The owner of the dam says water got so high it slowly wore away the damn and road over it...More >>
    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is demanding more than 70 dam owners around the state take action. Two of those dams are in nearby Darlington County. One is the Joe Jeffords Pond Dam, the other is the Chapman Pond Dam. Conor McCue went there to see how they are holding up, and what needs to be done. The Chapman Pond Dam is no longer. The owner of the dam says water got so high it slowly wore away the damn and road over it...More >>
  • Murrells Inlet restaurant finally opens since the flood hit

    Murrells Inlet restaurant finally opens since the flood hit

    Monday, October 19 2015 6:22 PM EDT2015-10-19 22:22:37 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 6:33 PM EDT2015-10-19 22:33:35 GMT
    It's been more than two weeks since flooding began and many homeowners and local businesses are trying to pick up the pieces.K-Rae’s Waterway Bar and Grille is located right on the Waccamaw River, and for weeks, it was surrounded by water, forcing the restaurant to close.While the restaurant didn't suffer any damage inside, there was damage to the patio, a loss of furniture, the dumpster and other equipment. The owner Kerri Conlon said b...More >>
    It's been more than two weeks since flooding began and many homeowners and local businesses are trying to pick up the pieces.K-Rae’s Waterway Bar and Grille is located right on the Waccamaw River, and for weeks, it was surrounded by water, forcing the restaurant to close.While the restaurant didn't suffer any damage inside, there was damage to the patio, a loss of furniture, the dumpster and other equipment. The owner Kerri Conlon said b...More >>
  • SCDOT reports road closures from flooding decreases 66 percent

    SCDOT reports road closures from flooding decreases 66 percent

    Monday, October 19 2015 5:22 PM EDT2015-10-19 21:22:57 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 5:22 PM EDT2015-10-19 21:22:56 GMT
    A report released Monday from the South Carolina Department of Transportation shows road closures from flooding in South Carolina have decreased 66 percent.“In less than two weeks, our forces have been able to achieve a two-thirds reduction from the peak number of road closures from the historic flooding in South Carolina,” SCDOT Acting Secretary Christy A. Hall said.On October 5, the state road closures peaked at 541, and on Monday, October 19, ...More >>
    A report released Monday from the South Carolina Department of Transportation shows road closures from flooding in South Carolina have decreased 66 percent.“In less than two weeks, our forces have been able to achieve a two-thirds reduction from the peak number of road closures from the historic flooding in South Carolina,” SCDOT Acting Secretary Christy A. Hall said.On October 5, the state road closures peaked at 541, and on Monday, October 19, ...More >>
  • Public Assistance Applicants Briefing to be held at Florence Civic Center

    Public Assistance Applicants Briefing to be held at Florence Civic Center

    Monday, October 19 2015 4:43 PM EDT2015-10-19 20:43:57 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 4:43 PM EDT2015-10-19 20:43:57 GMT
    Source: FCEM Facebook pageSource: FCEM Facebook page
    A Public Assistance Applicants Briefing will be held on Thursday, October 22 at 10 a.m. at the Florence Civic Center for all Florence County public government entities and private, non-profit organizations who sustained damage during the recent flooding.The South Carolina Recovery Task Force will be at the briefing to review work and cost eligibility from the flood, according to a news release from Florence County Emergency Management. They will also ...More >>
    A Public Assistance Applicants Briefing will be held on Thursday, October 22 at 10 a.m. at the Florence Civic Center for all Florence County public government entities and private, non-profit organizations who sustained damage during the recent flooding.The South Carolina Recovery Task Force will be at the briefing to review work and cost eligibility from the flood, according to a news release from Florence County Emergency Management. They will also ...More >>
  • Horry County moves to OPCON 4

    Horry County moves to OPCON 4

    Monday, October 19 2015 3:09 PM EDT2015-10-19 19:09:57 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 3:40 PM EDT2015-10-19 19:40:35 GMT
    Horry County has moved to OPCON 4 due to continuing flood issues. OPCON 4 means that flooding still poses a threat to Horry County, however the Waccamaw River is receding and the situation is becoming more stabilized. Today is also the last day for the FEMA Intake Registration Location at the Conway Recreation Center located on Millpond Road.  This location will be open today until 7 p.m. OPCON or operating conditions are from 1-5 with 5 being ...More >>
    Horry County has moved to OPCON 4 due to continuing flood issues. OPCON 4 means that flooding still poses a threat to Horry County, however the Waccamaw River is receding and the situation is becoming more stabilized. Today is also the last day for the FEMA Intake Registration Location at the Conway Recreation Center located on Millpond Road.  This location will be open today until 7 p.m. OPCON or operating conditions are from 1-5 with 5 being ...More >>
  • Curbside flood debris removal to begin this week in Georgetown County

    Curbside flood debris removal to begin this week in Georgetown County

    Monday, October 19 2015 3:13 PM EDT2015-10-19 19:13:27 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 3:32 PM EDT2015-10-19 19:32:33 GMT
    (Source: (SCDOT)(Source: (SCDOT)
    Collection of flood –related debris is scheduled to begin this week of in Georgetown County.Georgetown County has contracted with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for curbside pickup on public roadways in unincorporated areas of the county affected by flooding. More >>
    Collection of flood –related debris is scheduled to begin this week of in Georgetown County.Georgetown County has contracted with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for curbside pickup on public roadways in unincorporated areas of the county affected by flooding. More >>
  • Red Cross services available at 2 FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Horry County

    Red Cross services available at 2 FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Horry County

    Sunday, October 18 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-10-18 22:30:34 GMT
    Sunday, October 18 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-10-18 22:30:34 GMT
    Source: American Red Cross Facebook pageSource: American Red Cross Facebook page
    Caseworkers with the American Red Cross are meeting one-on-one with flood victims in South Carolina to assist them with making recovery plans, paperwork and finding additional resources, according to a news release from the American Red Cross.These Red Cross case management services are available at two sites in Horry County, both of which are co-located with FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.One site is at the North Strand Recreation Center located at 120 ...More >>
    Caseworkers with the American Red Cross are meeting one-on-one with flood victims in South Carolina to assist them with making recovery plans, paperwork and finding additional resources, according to a news release from the American Red Cross.These Red Cross case management services are available at two sites in Horry County, both of which are co-located with FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.One site is at the North Strand Recreation Center located at 120 ...More >>
  • Georgetown County extends hours at landfill, 3 recycling centers

    Georgetown County extends hours at landfill, 3 recycling centers

    Sunday, October 18 2015 3:57 PM EDT2015-10-18 19:57:50 GMT
    Sunday, October 18 2015 5:20 PM EDT2015-10-18 21:20:42 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Facebook pageSource: Georgetown County Facebook page
    Georgetown County has decided to extend hours at the landfill and three Recycling Convenience Centers due to the recent flooding.A news release from Georgetown County states that the Andrews, Dunbar and Browns Ferry Convenience Centers extended hours will be 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and run from Sunday, October 18 through Sunday, October 25.Georgetown County requests that residents take multiple loads or volumes greater than pick-up truck loads and/or 8-...More >>
    Georgetown County has decided to extend hours at the landfill and three Recycling Convenience Centers due to the recent flooding.A news release from Georgetown County states that the Andrews, Dunbar and Browns Ferry Convenience Centers extended hours will be 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and run from Sunday, October 18 through Sunday, October 25.Georgetown County requests that residents take multiple loads or volumes greater than pick-up truck loads and/or 8-...More >>
  • Farmers make up for crops lost during floods

    Farmers make up for crops lost during floods

    Saturday, October 17 2015 9:57 PM EDT2015-10-18 01:57:19 GMT
    Sunday, October 18 2015 10:15 AM EDT2015-10-18 14:15:12 GMT
    Florence Ovis Hill Farmers MarketFlorence Ovis Hill Farmers Market
    Farms were hit hard from all the recent historic flooding and now farmers have to figure out how to get back on their feet to survive. Ovis Hill Farm in the Pee Dee was one of those farms who felt the loss.The water flooded parts of Ovis Hill Farm, leaving the farmers with no choice but to replant everything. They say farming is all about timing, and the floods pushed back planting their crops for the winter season by weeks.“We couldn’t g...More >>
    Farms were hit hard from all the recent historic flooding and now farmers have to figure out how to get back on their feet to survive. Ovis Hill Farm in the Pee Dee was one of those farms who felt the loss.The water flooded parts of Ovis Hill Farm, leaving the farmers with no choice but to replant everything. They say farming is all about timing, and the floods pushed back planting their crops for the winter season by weeks.“We couldn’t g...More >>
  • Donations no longer needed in Florence County

    Donations no longer needed in Florence County

    Saturday, October 17 2015 11:49 AM EDT2015-10-17 15:49:36 GMT
    Saturday, October 17 2015 11:49 AM EDT2015-10-17 15:49:36 GMT
    Source: FCEM Facebook pageSource: FCEM Facebook page
    Florence County Emergency Management is asking that no more donations be sent to Florence County for citizens affected by flooding due to the numerous amounts already received through an outpouring of both local and national support.“But because we have received so many donations of clothing, water, food, diapers and other disaster supplies, we believe we can fulfill the need in the county with what we have already received,” Florence Coun...More >>
    Florence County Emergency Management is asking that no more donations be sent to Florence County for citizens affected by flooding due to the numerous amounts already received through an outpouring of both local and national support.“But because we have received so many donations of clothing, water, food, diapers and other disaster supplies, we believe we can fulfill the need in the county with what we have already received,” Florence Coun...More >>
  • DOT: AT least 86 SC roads closed until after Thanksgiving

    DOT: AT least 86 SC roads closed until after Thanksgiving

    Friday, October 16 2015 9:01 PM EDT2015-10-17 01:01:11 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2015 9:01 PM EDT2015-10-17 01:01:11 GMT
    Source: Yvonne EnscoeSource: Yvonne Enscoe
    Transportation officials say at least 86 roads and bridges in South Carolina damaged from this month's floods will remain closed until at least after Thanksgiving.The state Department of Transportation released its plans to repair the roads in the state on Friday. Officials put the damaged roads into three categories - fixed by Oct. 31, fixed by Nov. 26 or fixed sometime later.The DOT says 73 of the 214 roads and bridges closed in the state should reopen by Oct. 3...More >>
    Transportation officials say at least 86 roads and bridges in South Carolina damaged from this month's floods will remain closed until at least after Thanksgiving.The state Department of Transportation released its plans to repair the roads in the state on Friday. Officials put the damaged roads into three categories - fixed by Oct. 31, fixed by Nov. 26 or fixed sometime later.The DOT says 73 of the 214 roads and bridges closed in the state should reopen by Oct. 3...More >>
  • AAA urges car buyers to be on high alert for flood damaged cars

    AAA urges car buyers to be on high alert for flood damaged cars

    Friday, October 16 2015 6:06 PM EDT2015-10-16 22:06:11 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2015 7:23 PM EDT2015-10-16 23:23:58 GMT
    AAA warns new car buyers to be on high alert after area’s severe flooding.More >>
    AAA warns new car buyers to be on high alert after area’s severe flooding.More >>
  • Potential home buyers feel impact even if home was not affected by flood waters

    Potential home buyers feel impact even if home was not affected by flood waters

    Friday, October 16 2015 5:58 PM EDT2015-10-16 21:58:03 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2015 6:13 PM EDT2015-10-16 22:13:28 GMT
    Myrtle Beach realtors say the recent floods are affecting the home buying process. Some local realtors told WMBF News that home buyers who are looking to close after the storms have experienced closing delays because many areas in South Carolina have been declared as federal disaster area. More >>
    Myrtle Beach realtors say the recent floods are affecting the home buying process. Some local realtors told WMBF News that home buyers who are looking to close after the storms have experienced closing delays because many areas in South Carolina have been declared as federal disaster area. More >>
  • Pawleys Island experiences severe sand dune erosion

    Pawleys Island experiences severe sand dune erosion

    Thursday, October 15 2015 10:29 PM EDT2015-10-16 02:29:07 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2015 1:43 PM EDT2015-10-16 17:43:19 GMT
    In some areas on the beaches in Pawleys Island, the dunes had completely eroded away. Town officials met with FEMA to show them the seriousness of the erosion. Pawleys Island Officials told said they met with FEMA Wednesday as they toured Georgetown County. They showed FEMA a few areas that were hit bad, including the spot where we conducted the interview. Their goal was to outline the seriousness of the erosion and the potential of the loss of structures if another storm hits.More >>
    In some areas on the beaches in Pawleys Island, the dunes had completely eroded away. Town officials met with FEMA to show them the seriousness of the erosion. Pawleys Island Officials told said they met with FEMA Wednesday as they toured Georgetown County. They showed FEMA a few areas that were hit bad, including the spot where we conducted the interview. Their goal was to outline the seriousness of the erosion and the potential of the loss of structures if another storm hits.More >>
  • Flood victims still waiting for help

    Flood victims still waiting for help

    Thursday, October 15 2015 10:26 PM EDT2015-10-16 02:26:19 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 10:48 PM EDT2015-10-16 02:48:25 GMT
    It’s been days since flooding stopped, but around Horry County, many homeowners haven’t stopped needing help. For the folks off new road in Conway, the past few days haven’t gotten any easier. “I went back there a few days ago in the boat,” said Elaine Diaz. “I basically have lost everything.” Diaz now has nowhere to go. Her home is underwater, and this truck is one of her few belongings left. One thing she says she and her neighborhood need th...More >>
    It’s been days since flooding stopped, but around Horry County, many homeowners haven’t stopped needing help. For the folks off new road in Conway, the past few days haven’t gotten any easier. “I went back there a few days ago in the boat,” said Elaine Diaz. “I basically have lost everything.” Diaz now has nowhere to go. Her home is underwater, and this truck is one of her few belongings left. One thing she says she and her neighborhood need th...More >>
  • DNR urges you to stay off the water

    DNR urges you to stay off the water

    Thursday, October 15 2015 4:48 PM EDT2015-10-15 20:48:39 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 9:57 PM EDT2015-10-16 01:57:54 GMT
    We finally have a weekend of sunshine, which means you may want to hit the water, but think again because local agencies are urging you stay off the flooded rivers.If anyone's familiar with the impact of the flood, it's the Department of Natural Resources. Since the storm first hit, DNR has been revving up crews on the water, checking in on the victims, helping, and protecting them."We're patrolling areas making sure anyone that's traveling on the waterwa...More >>
    We finally have a weekend of sunshine, which means you may want to hit the water, but think again because local agencies are urging you stay off the flooded rivers.If anyone's familiar with the impact of the flood, it's the Department of Natural Resources. Since the storm first hit, DNR has been revving up crews on the water, checking in on the victims, helping, and protecting them."We're patrolling areas making sure anyone that's traveling on the waterwa...More >>
  • Water safety advisory issued for Williamsburg County

    Water safety advisory issued for Williamsburg County

    Thursday, October 15 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-10-15 21:35:25 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 8:56 PM EDT2015-10-16 00:56:06 GMT
    Source: WCSOSource: WCSO
    The following is a news release from the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office:Williamsburg County Government Officials are advising citizens with private wells that your well water could be contaminated. It is advisable that you boil your water for at least one minute before you use it. You should first decontaminate your well, then sample it.For instructions on disinfecting wells visit: www.scdhec.gov. The kit for sampling can only be picked up from, and returned to the...More >>
    The following is a news release from the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office:Williamsburg County Government Officials are advising citizens with private wells that your well water could be contaminated. It is advisable that you boil your water for at least one minute before you use it. You should first decontaminate your well, then sample it.For instructions on disinfecting wells visit: www.scdhec.gov. The kit for sampling can only be picked up from, and returned to the...More >>
  • FEMA goes door-to-door for assistance sign ups

    FEMA goes door-to-door for assistance sign ups

    Thursday, October 15 2015 5:42 PM EDT2015-10-15 21:42:10 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 6:39 PM EDT2015-10-15 22:39:06 GMT
    Members of the FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team have been going to affected neighborhoods to clear up any questions and get people registered for assistance.More >>
    Members of the FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team have been going to affected neighborhoods to clear up any questions and get people registered for assistance.More >>
  • Severe flood impacts occupancy rates in area hotels

    Severe flood impacts occupancy rates in area hotels

    Thursday, October 15 2015 5:38 PM EDT2015-10-15 21:38:51 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-10-15 22:23:17 GMT
    Many area hotels and businesses rely on tourism, and people coming to spend their time and money but hotel managers say with the severe flooding, some visitors physically couldn't get here. More >>
    Many area hotels and businesses rely on tourism, and people coming to spend their time and money but hotel managers say with the severe flooding, some visitors physically couldn't get here. More >>
  • Flooding affects home sales, impacts real estate market

    Flooding affects home sales, impacts real estate market

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 9:31 PM EDT2015-10-15 01:31:35 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 4:21 PM EDT2015-10-15 20:21:49 GMT
    For many coastal and inland neighborhoods, the recent extreme flooding came as a surprise. A local real estate expert said that has some homeowners looking to leave it all behind.More >>
    For many coastal and inland neighborhoods, the recent extreme flooding came as a surprise. A local real estate expert said that has some homeowners looking to leave it all behind.More >>
  • SCDOT to begin flood debris collection in City of Georgetown

    SCDOT to begin flood debris collection in City of Georgetown

    Thursday, October 15 2015 4:04 PM EDT2015-10-15 20:04:54 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 4:04 PM EDT2015-10-15 20:04:53 GMT
    Source: SCDOTSource: SCDOT
    Contractors with the South Carolina Department of Transportation will start picking up flooding debris in the City of Georgetown on Friday, October 16, according to the SCDOT website.SCDOT wants to remind property owners to separate debris into the following six categories:Normal household trashVegetative debrisConstruction and demolition debrisAppliances and white goodsElectronicsHousehold hazardous wasteSince contractors will be collecting debris by cate...More >>
    Contractors with the South Carolina Department of Transportation will start picking up flooding debris in the City of Georgetown on Friday, October 16, according to the SCDOT website.SCDOT wants to remind property owners to separate debris into the following six categories:Normal household trashVegetative debrisConstruction and demolition debrisAppliances and white goodsElectronicsHousehold hazardous wasteSince contractors will be collecting debris by cate...More >>
  • Armored vehicles credited to saving flood victims

    Armored vehicles credited to saving flood victims

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 9:26 PM EDT2015-10-15 01:26:45 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 9:38 PM EDT2015-10-15 01:38:03 GMT
    Numerous rescues that happened during the flooding are being credited to military style equipment obtained by law enforcement."We obtain them for the sole reason of being able to respond in emergencies, just like the one we had," Major Michael Nunn, spokesperson for the Florence County Sherriff’s Office said.The sheriff’s office picked up a MRAP, and a few Humvees in 2013. It also got a helicopter earlier this year.This military gear cam...More >>
    Numerous rescues that happened during the flooding are being credited to military style equipment obtained by law enforcement."We obtain them for the sole reason of being able to respond in emergencies, just like the one we had," Major Michael Nunn, spokesperson for the Florence County Sherriff’s Office said.The sheriff’s office picked up a MRAP, and a few Humvees in 2013. It also got a helicopter earlier this year.This military gear cam...More >>
  • Florence County disaster recovery centers assist flood victims

    Florence County disaster recovery centers assist flood victims

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:36 PM EDT2015-10-15 00:36:16 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:44 PM EDT2015-10-15 00:44:50 GMT
    Disaster Recovery CenterDisaster Recovery Center
    People from and around Florence County are recovering from flood damage and in need of assistance. Now the Disaster Recovery Center is open at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church and folks can visit the one stop shop for everything they need to get back on their feet.Janie Chavez lives in Williamsburg County showed me the damage left behind in her home.  The entire side paneling of the house came off and even parts of her roof collapsed. She says recovery center’s mean a l...More >>
    People from and around Florence County are recovering from flood damage and in need of assistance. Now the Disaster Recovery Center is open at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church and folks can visit the one stop shop for everything they need to get back on their feet.Janie Chavez lives in Williamsburg County showed me the damage left behind in her home.  The entire side paneling of the house came off and even parts of her roof collapsed. She says recovery center’s mean a l...More >>
  • Disaster recovery centers open, relief efforts continue

    Disaster recovery centers open, relief efforts continue

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 5:48 PM EDT2015-10-14 21:48:23 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:31 PM EDT2015-10-15 00:31:19 GMT
    Horry County Emergency Management held a press conference Wednesday to talk about current disaster response operations as well as the two disaster recovery centers that are now open to the public.More >>
    Horry County Emergency Management held a press conference Wednesday to talk about current disaster response operations as well as the two disaster recovery centers that are now open to the public.More >>
  • Post-storm scams to watch out for

    Post-storm scams to watch out for

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-10-14 20:50:08 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 5:14 PM EDT2015-10-14 21:14:37 GMT
    Many are still dealing with flood waters, others are now dealing with the aftermath, rehabbing homes, and getting back to normal, but a concern may be finding the right people to do the job.Furniture, boxes, and personal belongings are fixture outside a flood victim's home, but they're also an easy target for those looking to rip someone off.Some people say they've already had a run-in with scam artists, others have not, but representatives with the BBB says i...More >>
    Many are still dealing with flood waters, others are now dealing with the aftermath, rehabbing homes, and getting back to normal, but a concern may be finding the right people to do the job.Furniture, boxes, and personal belongings are fixture outside a flood victim's home, but they're also an easy target for those looking to rip someone off.Some people say they've already had a run-in with scam artists, others have not, but representatives with the BBB says i...More >>
  • FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opens in Georgetown

    FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opens in Georgetown

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 5:07 PM EDT2015-10-14 21:07:23 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 5:07 PM EDT2015-10-14 21:07:23 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Facebook pageSource: Georgetown County Facebook page
    A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center was opened in Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon to serve those affected by recent flooding until 7 p.m. Wednesday night and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice, according to a news release from Georgetown County.The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is located at 1295 N. Fraser St., in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Co., across from Walmart; the release states that efforts are being made to relocate th...More >>
    A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center was opened in Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon to serve those affected by recent flooding until 7 p.m. Wednesday night and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice, according to a news release from Georgetown County.The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is located at 1295 N. Fraser St., in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Co., across from Walmart; the release states that efforts are being made to relocate th...More >>
  • Breaking

    Call 843-848-8000 to donate to flood relief now

    Call 843-848-8000 to donate to flood relief now

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 5:50 PM EDT2015-10-13 21:50:09 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 4:14 PM EDT2015-10-14 20:14:00 GMT
    While the rain has stopped, the effects of flooding and the American Red Cross volunteers' efforts to help its victims have not.More >>
    While the rain has stopped, the effects of flooding and the American Red Cross volunteers' efforts to help its victims have not.More >>
  • Homeowners in Cameron Village are questioning developer after severe flooding

    Homeowners in Cameron Village are questioning developer after severe flooding

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 9:53 AM EDT2015-10-14 13:53:08 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 2:51 PM EDT2015-10-14 18:51:42 GMT
    Source: Lawrence MandellSource: Lawrence Mandell
    Cameron Village, in Horry County, experienced some major flooding last week, which left homeowners stranded for days. But after a drainage system was built by the developer, the water was off the street in less than 12 hours. Now some homeowners are questioning why this wasn't done earlier.More >>
    Cameron Village, in Horry County, experienced some major flooding last week, which left homeowners stranded for days. But after a drainage system was built by the developer, the water was off the street in less than 12 hours. Now some homeowners are questioning why this wasn't done earlier.More >>
  • SCDNR extends temporary hunting closure in multiple counties in SC

    SCDNR extends temporary hunting closure in multiple counties in SC

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 4:22 PM EDT2015-10-07 20:22:19 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 9:57 AM EDT2015-10-14 13:57:36 GMT
    Source: SCDNR Facebook pageSource: SCDNR Facebook page
    The following is a news release from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources:Due to unprecedented statewide flooding, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within five (5) coastal plain drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes.  The Department has received contacts from numerous concerned sportsmen.  The flooding has created potential for exploitation of game species tha...More >>
    The following is a news release from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources:Due to unprecedented statewide flooding, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within five (5) coastal plain drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes.  The Department has received contacts from numerous concerned sportsmen.  The flooding has created potential for exploitation of game species tha...More >>
  • WMBF hosting Red Cross phone bank

    WMBF hosting Red Cross phone bank

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 5:39 PM EDT2015-10-13 21:39:41 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:30 AM EDT2015-10-14 12:30:14 GMT
    (Source: American Red Cross Facebook)(Source: American Red Cross Facebook)
     WMBF News has teamed up with the Red Cross to lend a helping hand to host a phone bank where people can call and donate to flood victims. There will be a phone bank set up in the studio Wednesday from 4-7:30. Red Cross volunteers will be taking phone calls for donations. Volunteers have been working non-stop since the rain caused flooding. Efforts are continuing by many. Katrina Helmer will be live at 5 and 6 a.m. to explain long term recovery effort...More >>
     WMBF News has teamed up with the Red Cross to lend a helping hand to host a phone bank where people can call and donate to flood victims. There will be a phone bank set up in the studio Wednesday from 4-7:30. Red Cross volunteers will be taking phone calls for donations. Volunteers have been working non-stop since the rain caused flooding. Efforts are continuing by many. Katrina Helmer will be live at 5 and 6 a.m. to explain long term recovery effort...More >>
  • Water levels slow to recede on Waccamaw and Intracoastal Waterway

    Water levels slow to recede on Waccamaw and Intracoastal Waterway

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 9:50 PM EDT2015-10-14 01:50:50 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 7:34 AM EDT2015-10-14 11:34:39 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Water levels remain at major flood stage along the Waccamaw River and portions of the Intracoastal Waterway nearly a week and half after the flooding rains. As of Tuesday evening,More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Water levels remain at major flood stage along the Waccamaw River and portions of the Intracoastal Waterway nearly a week and half after the flooding rains. As of Tuesday evening, the water level on the Waccamaw River at Conway was 15.7 feet. This is still well above the 14 foot threshold of major flooding. The river is forecast to fall to 15.4 feet on ThursdaMore >>
  • Red Cross distributing flood victim kits Wednesday

    Red Cross distributing flood victim kits Wednesday

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 9:39 PM EDT2015-10-14 01:39:29 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 9:39 PM EDT2015-10-14 01:39:29 GMT
    Source: Red CrossSource: Red Cross
    As people begin to clean up after the recent devastating flooding, the American Red Cross is working alongside community partners to provide safe shelter, food, relief supplies and comfort to people in need. More than 1,000 Red Cross workers, 56 response vehicles and shelter and relief supplies for 5,000 people have been mobilized for disaster relief. As many as 300 people spent Monday night in 10 Red Cross and community shelters where the...More >>
    As people begin to clean up after the recent devastating flooding, the American Red Cross is working alongside community partners to provide safe shelter, food, relief supplies and comfort to people in need. More than 1,000 Red Cross workers, 56 response vehicles and shelter and relief supplies for 5,000 people have been mobilized for disaster relief. As many as 300 people spent Monday night in 10 Red Cross and community shelters where the...More >>
  • Disaster Recovery Centers set up in Horry, Florence counties

    Disaster Recovery Centers set up in Horry, Florence counties

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 2:32 PM EDT2015-10-13 18:32:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 8:47 PM EDT2015-10-14 00:47:03 GMT
    FEMA and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division have set up Disaster Recovery Centers in Myrtle Beach in Horry County and Lake City in Florence CountyMore >>
    FEMA and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division have set up Disaster Recovery Centers in Myrtle Beach in Horry County and Lake City in Florence CountyMore >>
  • Georgetown County still mired by floodwater

    Georgetown County still mired by floodwater

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 5:26 PM EDT2015-10-13 21:26:32 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-10-13 21:30:17 GMT
    Johnsonville neighborhoodJohnsonville neighborhood
     More than a week has gone by since the storm hit and many communities, like the Browns Ferry in Georgetown, still linger in flood waters and are crying for help.Cherokee Drive is blocked on both sides by the flooding of the Black River, and many neighbors feel stuck.There are houses submerged, mailboxes underwater, and no way out, which has  become a fixture for this community, and many across our area. The people on Cherokee Drive say it's become a li...More >>
     More than a week has gone by since the storm hit and many communities, like the Browns Ferry in Georgetown, still linger in flood waters and are crying for help.Cherokee Drive is blocked on both sides by the flooding of the Black River, and many neighbors feel stuck.There are houses submerged, mailboxes underwater, and no way out, which has  become a fixture for this community, and many across our area. The people on Cherokee Drive say it's become a li...More >>
  • Flooding recognized in Socastee

    Flooding recognized in Socastee

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 3:40 PM EDT2015-10-13 19:40:51 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-10-13 19:42:28 GMT
    Johnsonville neighborhoodJohnsonville neighborhood
    Socastee residents have reached out concerning issues with flooding in their home areas. According to Horry County Public Information Officer Lisa Bourcier, DNR, Coast Guard and Horry County police have 10 boats out and checking people and their homes.  Additionally, they have vehicles to get to people if they need help.People with medical concerns are advised not to stay in flooded area beacuse it may take longer to get out.If need to get out call 9...More >>
    Socastee residents have reached out concerning issues with flooding in their home areas. According to Horry County Public Information Officer Lisa Bourcier, DNR, Coast Guard and Horry County police have 10 boats out and checking people and their homes.  Additionally, they have vehicles to get to people if they need help.People with medical concerns are advised not to stay in flooded area beacuse it may take longer to get out.If need to get out call 9...More >>
  • Georgetown Deputies going door to door helping citizens

    Georgetown Deputies going door to door helping citizens

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 3:21 PM EDT2015-10-13 19:21:37 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 3:21 PM EDT2015-10-13 19:21:36 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Sheriff’s OfficeSource: Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office
     Georgetown Sheriff Deputies will continue to provide additional services in areas that are affected by flooding. Deputies will check on citizens and go house to house.In addition to maintaining routine patrols to answer calls, additional deputies will be patrolling areas impacted by floodwaters in Georgetown to ensure the safety of every citizen until further notice. Sheriff Deputies will be going door to door in Georgetown County checking citizens and...More >>
     Georgetown Sheriff Deputies will continue to provide additional services in areas that are affected by flooding. Deputies will check on citizens and go house to house.In addition to maintaining routine patrols to answer calls, additional deputies will be patrolling areas impacted by floodwaters in Georgetown to ensure the safety of every citizen until further notice. Sheriff Deputies will be going door to door in Georgetown County checking citizens and...More >>
  • Horry County press conference to discuss FEMA topics Wednesday

    Horry County press conference to discuss FEMA topics Wednesday

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-10-13 19:03:27 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-10-13 19:03:27 GMT
    (Source: FEMA Facebook)(Source: FEMA Facebook)
    Horry County Emergency Management is holding a press conference Wednesday, October 14 in the Horry County Emergency Operations Center.The press conference will discuss FEMA's presence in Horry County, individual assistance, and the opening of Disaster Recovery Center.The building is located in the ML Brown Public Safety Building at 2560 N. Main Street in Conway.For complete information on FEMA, click here. Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserve...More >>
    Horry County Emergency Management is holding a press conference Wednesday, October 14 in the Horry County Emergency Operations Center.The press conference will discuss FEMA's presence in Horry County, individual assistance, and the opening of Disaster Recovery Center.The building is located in the ML Brown Public Safety Building at 2560 N. Main Street in Conway.For complete information on FEMA, click here. Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserve...More >>
  • Reminder: Do not move or drive around barricades, even if road looks clear

    Reminder: Do not move or drive around barricades, even if road looks clear

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 11:51 AM EDT2015-10-13 15:51:12 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 11:51 AM EDT2015-10-13 15:51:12 GMT
    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Georgetown County officials are reminding the public not to move or drive around road barricades, even if it appears roadways are clear enough for vehicles to cross.“It can be very dangerous to drive through water more than six inches deep and/or water that appears to be moving,” officials stated in a news release. “Please keep in mind that roads and bridges cannot be inspected until floodwaters recede.”Roads and bridges that...More >>
    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Georgetown County officials are reminding the public not to move or drive around road barricades, even if it appears roadways are clear enough for vehicles to cross.“It can be very dangerous to drive through water more than six inches deep and/or water that appears to be moving,” officials stated in a news release. “Please keep in mind that roads and bridges cannot be inspected until floodwaters recede.”Roads and bridges that...More >>
  • PDRTA to assist Johnsonville residents going to Disaster Recovery Center

    PDRTA to assist Johnsonville residents going to Disaster Recovery Center

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 10:59 AM EDT2015-10-13 14:59:18 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 10:59 AM EDT2015-10-13 14:59:17 GMT
    Source: PDRTA on FacebookSource: PDRTA on Facebook
    The Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority will be partnering with Florence County to shuttle residents from Johnsonville to the Disaster Recovery Center at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 620 S. Ron McNair Blvd. in Lake City, Tuesday morning. PDRTA will pick up any residents who are in need of transportation to...More >>
    The Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority will be partnering with Florence County to shuttle residents from Johnsonville to the Disaster Recovery Center at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 620 S. Ron McNair Blvd. in Lake City, Tuesday morning. PDRTA will pick up any residents who are in need of transportation to...More >>
  • Property owners and government crews work to get Florence County's repairs made

    Property owners and government crews work to get Florence County's repairs made

    Monday, October 12 2015 7:52 PM EDT2015-10-12 23:52:53 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 7:18 AM EDT2015-10-13 11:18:03 GMT
    Work crews are busy getting roads back open, but some roads are going to take longer than others to repair.“Probably about a foot and a half, maybe a little more,” Tony Moore, owner of Tony’s Body and Mechanics said about his once flooded parking lot.The water left inside the console of a car marks exactly how much water flooded Tony’s Body and Mechanics parking lot.More >>
    Work crews are busy getting roads back open, but some roads are going to take longer than others to repair.“Probably about a foot and a half, maybe a little more,” Tony Moore, owner of Tony’s Body and Mechanics said about his once flooded parking lot.The water left inside the console of a car marks exactly how much water flooded Tony’s Body and Mechanics parking lot.More >>
  • Donation drop off point opens Tuesday in Andrews

    Donation drop off point opens Tuesday in Andrews

    Monday, October 12 2015 9:19 PM EDT2015-10-13 01:19:00 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 9:19 PM EDT2015-10-13 01:19:00 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    A donation drop point for flood affected residents will open Tuesday in Andrews.  Individuals and groups who want to leave donations for residents who were affected by flooding may drop off from  9 a.m.- 5 p.m. until further notice.Monetary donations can also be made through the United Way at https://uwmidlands.wufoo.com/forms/flood-relief-fund-black-river-united-way/Monetary donations allow the United Way to purchase items needed by flo...More >>
    A donation drop point for flood affected residents will open Tuesday in Andrews.  Individuals and groups who want to leave donations for residents who were affected by flooding may drop off from  9 a.m.- 5 p.m. until further notice.Monetary donations can also be made through the United Way at https://uwmidlands.wufoo.com/forms/flood-relief-fund-black-river-united-way/Monetary donations allow the United Way to purchase items needed by flo...More >>
  • North Myrtle Beach community, flooded with questions about storm water

    North Myrtle Beach community, flooded with questions about storm water

    Monday, October 12 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-10-12 22:28:14 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-10-12 22:30:26 GMT
    Johnsonville neighborhoodJohnsonville neighborhood
    Neighborhoods are trying to come back to life, now that the storm is behind us. Homeowners are not just trying to rehab where they live, but take care of issues which may have brought on more flood waters, like the drainage on local roads.One condo recently flooded is Joseph Lategano’s, on Possum Trot Road, flooded so badly, it has to be gutted. He is one of several people in the complex, which are dealing with these issues.Recently, the neighbors ...More >>
    Neighborhoods are trying to come back to life, now that the storm is behind us. Homeowners are not just trying to rehab where they live, but take care of issues which may have brought on more flood waters, like the drainage on local roads.One condo recently flooded is Joseph Lategano’s, on Possum Trot Road, flooded so badly, it has to be gutted. He is one of several people in the complex, which are dealing with these issues.Recently, the neighbors ...More >>
  • Breaking:

    Horry County moves to OPCON 2

    Horry County moves to OPCON 2

    Monday, October 12 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-10-12 20:50:07 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 5:06 PM EDT2015-10-12 21:06:49 GMT
    (Source: Horry County)(Source: Horry County)
     Horry County has moved to OPCON 2 due to continuing flooding issues. OPCON 2 means that the flooding continues to pose a serious threat to Horry County, but the situation is stabilizing. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24 hours a day.  Horry County Police and the South Carolina National Guard continue to staff the 14 security checkpoints along the Waccamaw River around the clock.  In addition, The SC Departmen...More >>
     Horry County has moved to OPCON 2 due to continuing flooding issues. OPCON 2 means that the flooding continues to pose a serious threat to Horry County, but the situation is stabilizing. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24 hours a day.  Horry County Police and the South Carolina National Guard continue to staff the 14 security checkpoints along the Waccamaw River around the clock.  In addition, The SC Departmen...More >>
  • SCDOT Storm Debris Removal Begins October 12

    SCDOT Storm Debris Removal Begins October 12

    Monday, October 12 2015 3:08 PM EDT2015-10-12 19:08:09 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 3:49 PM EDT2015-10-12 19:49:50 GMT
    Source: SCDOTSource: SCDOT
    On October 12, The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will start debris removal in counties that have been affected by the recent flood.The debris removal schedule from the SCDOT is listed below.Georgetown – Trucks will be monitoring the Andrews area for pickup of storm debris.Horry – Trucks will be monitoring the Socastee and Longs areas for pickup of storm debris.More >>
    On October 12, The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will start debris removal in counties that have been affected by the recent flood.The debris removal schedule from the SCDOT is listed below.Georgetown – Trucks will be monitoring the Andrews area for pickup of storm debris.Horry – Trucks will be monitoring the Socastee and Longs areas for pickup of storm debris.More >>
  • Breaking

    Floods cause over $2.2 million in damage to Florence County

    Floods cause over $2.2 million in damage to Florence County

    Monday, October 12 2015 11:10 AM EDT2015-10-12 15:10:00 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 11:10 AM EDT2015-10-12 15:10:00 GMT
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A preliminary assessment showed that flooding has done an estimated $2,288,295 of damage to 182 privately-owned structures throughout Florence County, according to a news release from the county’s Emergency Management Division.The majority of the damage in this initial assessment, an estimated $1,345,443 was done to single-family homes, according to the release.Now that flood waters have receded and more areas around the coun...More >>
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A preliminary assessment showed that flooding has done an estimated $2,288,295 of damage to 182 privately-owned structures throughout Florence County, according to a news release from the county’s Emergency Management Division.The majority of the damage in this initial assessment, an estimated $1,345,443 was done to single-family homes, according to the release.Now that flood waters have receded and more areas around the coun...More >>
  • DHEC offers free tetanus shots Monday and Tuesday

    DHEC offers free tetanus shots Monday and Tuesday

    Monday, October 12 2015 10:49 AM EDT2015-10-12 14:49:05 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 10:49 AM EDT2015-10-12 14:49:05 GMT
    (Source: SC Department of Health)(Source: SC Department of Health)
    Free tetanus vaccinations are being offered at locations across the state Monday and Tuesday, as the Department of Health and Environmental Control recommends them to storm-affected residents who have not received one in over 10 years, or residents who were injured and had a tetanus shot more than five years ago.More >>
    Free tetanus vaccinations are being offered at locations across the state Monday and Tuesday, as the Department of Health and Environmental Control recommends them to storm-affected residents who have not received one in over 10 years, or residents who were injured and had a tetanus shot more than five years ago.More >>
  • Handling animal control after flood evacuation

    Handling animal control after flood evacuation

    Sunday, October 11 2015 4:30 PM EDT2015-10-11 20:30:12 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2015 8:48 AM EDT2015-10-12 12:48:34 GMT
    As families attempt to dry out and fix damaged homes, residents will need to keep an eye out for wildlife that might have burrowed into a vacant house. “When people get back to their homes that they have been evacuated from, they’re going to find all kinds of things,” says Russell Cavender, the Snake Chaser. More >>
    As families attempt to dry out and fix damaged homes, residents will need to keep an eye out for wildlife that might have burrowed into a vacant house. “When people get back to their homes that they have been evacuated from, they’re going to find all kinds of things,” says Russell Cavender, the Snake ChaserMore >>
  • Damage left behind from Lynches River flooding

    Families return home after evacuating near Lynches River

    Families return home after evacuating near Lynches River

    Sunday, October 11 2015 8:28 PM EDT2015-10-12 00:28:25 GMT
    Sunday, October 11 2015 8:29 PM EDT2015-10-12 00:29:09 GMT
    Home near Lynches RiverHome near Lynches River
    Families in south Florence County that live right off Lynches River had no choice but to evacuate from their homes this past week. Now, they are settling back home and waiting for damage assessments.Most that are still covered in water back up to Lynches River. The water swept across the roads, and into the homes that are barely starting to look how they used to. Now, residents are just waiting for their land to dry, and gather belongings the water took up.Larry Filyaw, who has lived n...More >>
    Families in south Florence County that live right off Lynches River had no choice but to evacuate from their homes this past week. Now, they are settling back home and waiting for damage assessments.Most that are still covered in water back up to Lynches River. The water swept across the roads, and into the homes that are barely starting to look how they used to. Now, residents are just waiting for their land to dry, and gather belongings the water took up.Larry Filyaw, who has lived n...More >>
  • Local church helps victims of S.C. flood

    Local church helps victims of S.C. flood

    Sunday, October 11 2015 5:21 PM EDT2015-10-11 21:21:29 GMT
    Sunday, October 11 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-10-11 22:01:27 GMT
    (Source: mannar.com)(Source: mannar.com)
     Rain may not be causing problems to the people across our area impacted by flooding, but resources are. Some people driven from their homes need the bare essentials right now.“I think we are called to be the light to the community,” Pastor Jamie Barfield, Senior of Palmetto Pointe Church of God said.Palmetto Pointe Church of God, along with others in the area are providing support for those who were impacted big and small by recent flooding.“I ...More >>
     Rain may not be causing problems to the people across our area impacted by flooding, but resources are. Some people driven from their homes need the bare essentials right now.“I think we are called to be the light to the community,” Pastor Jamie Barfield, Senior of Palmetto Pointe Church of God said.Palmetto Pointe Church of God, along with others in the area are providing support for those who were impacted big and small by recent flooding.“I ...More >>
  • Tide Loads of Hope giving free laundry service to flood victims

    Tide Loads of Hope giving free laundry service to flood victims

    Sunday, October 11 2015 2:04 PM EDT2015-10-11 18:04:53 GMT
    Sunday, October 11 2015 2:04 PM EDT2015-10-11 18:04:52 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    Tide Loads of Hope will be coming to South Carolina October 10 to provide free laundry washing and drying services to residents directly affected by flooding.Additionally there will care kits available for families, individuals and first responders. To help support Tide Loads of Hope, you can go to www.tideloadsofhope.com to make a donation or buy a vintage t-shirt. $4 from the sale of each tee-shirt goes toward helping families affected by disaster....More >>
    Tide Loads of Hope will be coming to South Carolina October 10 to provide free laundry washing and drying services to residents directly affected by flooding.Additionally there will care kits available for families, individuals and first responders. To help support Tide Loads of Hope, you can go to www.tideloadsofhope.com to make a donation or buy a vintage t-shirt. $4 from the sale of each tee-shirt goes toward helping families affected by disaster....More >>
  • weather

    Rivers expected to recede through the upcoming week

    Rivers expected to recede through the upcoming week

    Sunday, October 11 2015 9:34 AM EDT2015-10-11 13:34:37 GMT
    Sunday, October 11 2015 9:44 AM EDT2015-10-11 13:44:51 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) River levels have slightly rose over the last 36 hours due to the added rain we saw on Saturday. In some cases it made river levels rise slightly but in most it just delayed the amount of time will take for those waters to recede. More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) River levels have slightly rose over the last 36 hours due to the added rain we saw on Saturday. In some cases it made river levels rise slightly but in most it just delayed the amount of time will take for those waters to recede. More >>
  • Johnsonville residents stick together

    Florence County neighborhood still under water

    Florence County neighborhood still under water

    Saturday, October 10 2015 8:33 PM EDT2015-10-11 00:33:36 GMT
    Saturday, October 10 2015 8:35 PM EDT2015-10-11 00:35:06 GMT
    American Red Cross donation centerAmerican Red Cross donation center
    Flood waters have gone down in the Johnsonville community, and residents can finally go back home. The American Red Cross provided a donation center at Johnsonville First Baptist Church Florence County residents could come and pick up items to help them get settled back home.Folks can finally drive through the road and go inside their homes. That’s why distribution centers like the Red Cross mean so much to the residents. Clean up kits were passed out to people to help scrub mud ...More >>
    Flood waters have gone down in the Johnsonville community, and residents can finally go back home. The American Red Cross provided a donation center at Johnsonville First Baptist Church Florence County residents could come and pick up items to help them get settled back home.Folks can finally drive through the road and go inside their homes. That’s why distribution centers like the Red Cross mean so much to the residents. Clean up kits were passed out to people to help scrub mud ...More >>
  • Georgetown County opens warehouse for flood victim donations

    Georgetown County opens warehouse for flood victim donations

    Saturday, October 10 2015 6:34 PM EDT2015-10-10 22:34:20 GMT
    Saturday, October 10 2015 6:34 PM EDT2015-10-10 22:34:19 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
     Georgetown County has set up a drop point at the Eagle Electric building in Georgetown for those who want to donate to residents affected by flooding. Donors can leave food, clothing, and other materials.Those wishing to drop off items should call the Georgetown County Emergency Operations Center, (843) 545-3908, to have someone meet them to accept donations or get information.Monetary donations can also be made through the United Way at https://uwmidland...More >>
     Georgetown County has set up a drop point at the Eagle Electric building in Georgetown for those who want to donate to residents affected by flooding. Donors can leave food, clothing, and other materials.Those wishing to drop off items should call the Georgetown County Emergency Operations Center, (843) 545-3908, to have someone meet them to accept donations or get information.Monetary donations can also be made through the United Way at https://uwmidland...More >>
  • Nikki Haley: Seven million dollars approved so far

    Nikki Haley: Seven million dollars approved so far

    Saturday, October 10 2015 2:38 PM EDT2015-10-10 18:38:02 GMT
    Saturday, October 10 2015 3:39 PM EDT2015-10-10 19:39:47 GMT
    (Source: Nikki Haley Facebook)(Source: Nikki Haley Facebook)
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Saturday reminding residents to ask for assistance if they were affected by the flood and explained the extensive road closures on I-95 along with other important topics.During the press conference Haley said there has been 100 rescues since Friday and disaster recovery centers are being added. " We will continue to see more centers open.""Seven million dollars have been approved so far...More >>
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Saturday reminding residents to ask for assistance if they were affected by the flood and explained the extensive road closures on I-95 along with other important topics.During the press conference Haley said there has been 100 rescues since Friday and disaster recovery centers are being added. " We will continue to see more centers open.""Seven million dollars have been approved so far...More >>
  • Horry County remains at OPCON 1

    Horry County remains at OPCON 1

    Saturday, October 10 2015 12:09 PM EDT2015-10-10 16:09:05 GMT
    Saturday, October 10 2015 12:09 PM EDT2015-10-10 16:09:05 GMT
     The Horry County Management team said Horry County EOC remains at OPCON 1, which means they are operating 24 hours around the clock.OPCON 1 means a disaster or emergency situation is in effect and poses a significant threat to Horry County.For previous information and shelter information, visit here. Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved. More >>
     The Horry County Management team said Horry County EOC remains at OPCON 1, which means they are operating 24 hours around the clock.OPCON 1 means a disaster or emergency situation is in effect and poses a significant threat to Horry County.For previous information and shelter information, visit here. Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved. More >>
  • No additional road closures in Georgetown County

    No additional road closures in Georgetown County

    Saturday, October 10 2015 10:13 AM EDT2015-10-10 14:13:11 GMT
    Saturday, October 10 2015 10:13 AM EDT2015-10-10 14:13:10 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Facebook pageSource: Georgetown County Facebook page
    Although cresting of the Black River has been seen, Georgetown County Public Information Officer Jackie Broach reports Georgetown County has not seen any additional road closures or areas of concern since Friday night.Georgetown County workers will be out Saturday morning to check closed roads and possibly reopen some roads.More >>
    Although cresting of the Black River has been seen, Georgetown County Public Information Officer Jackie Broach reports Georgetown County has not seen any additional road closures or areas of concern since Friday night.Georgetown County workers will be out Saturday morning to check closed roads and possibly reopen some roads.More >>
  • Local, state and federal leaders address flood concerns and plans moving forward

    Local, state and federal leaders address flood concerns and plans moving forward

    Friday, October 9 2015 11:25 PM EDT2015-10-10 03:25:56 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 11:39 PM EDT2015-10-10 03:39:55 GMT
    Nine days have passed since Governor Nikki Haley declared a State of Emergency for South Carolina, but still many homes, businesses and communities remain almost under water.Federal, state and local leaders, Friday, each addressed the impact of the flood in press conferences, from the rivers to the roads to recovery, but with 19 storm related deaths, the number one topic still remains, your safety."If they come to your door, it is time for you to lea...More >>
    Nine days have passed since Governor Nikki Haley declared a State of Emergency for South Carolina, but still many homes, businesses and communities remain almost under water.Federal, state and local leaders, Friday, each addressed the impact of the flood in press conferences, from the rivers to the roads to recovery, but with 19 storm related deaths, the number one topic still remains, your safety."If they come to your door, it is time for you to lea...More >>
  • Lynches River hit Florence County neighborhood

    Residents in flood-prone part of Florence County sticking it out

    Residents in flood-prone part of Florence County sticking it out

    Friday, October 9 2015 10:53 PM EDT2015-10-10 02:53:40 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 11:31 PM EDT2015-10-10 03:31:53 GMT
    Florence County home flooded from Lynches RiverFlorence County home flooded from Lynches River
    The Lynches River flooded residents all over Florence County. Thankfully, the river is expected to drop out of moderate flood stage Saturday morning.Friendfield and Old Georgetown road are still covered and residents who live just a couple miles away from Lynches River were determined to stick this one out.As long as these folks have electricity, they stay inside their homes. Residents like Allen Keefe who have live here for 45 years are used to this, and say it is just a flood prone a...More >>
    The Lynches River flooded residents all over Florence County. Thankfully, the river is expected to drop out of moderate flood stage Saturday morning.Friendfield and Old Georgetown road are still covered and residents who live just a couple miles away from Lynches River were determined to stick this one out.As long as these folks have electricity, they stay inside their homes. Residents like Allen Keefe who have live here for 45 years are used to this, and say it is just a flood prone a...More >>
  • Communities around Georgetown continue to evacuate flooded areas

    Communities around Georgetown continue to evacuate flooded areas

    Friday, October 9 2015 8:34 PM EDT2015-10-10 00:34:21 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 8:46 PM EDT2015-10-10 00:46:49 GMT
    Numerous communities around Georgetown County are displaced with flooding still on the rise. No mandatory evacuations are in place, but several places are being asked to leave. In an afternoon press conference, Georgetown County leaders said things were not over, but resources are in place moving forward. Over the past few days, more than 300 people have been rescued, and many others had to take matters into their own hands.  On the North Side of the...More >>
    Numerous communities around Georgetown County are displaced with flooding still on the rise. No mandatory evacuations are in place, but several places are being asked to leave. In an afternoon press conference, Georgetown County leaders said things were not over, but resources are in place moving forward. Over the past few days, more than 300 people have been rescued, and many others had to take matters into their own hands.  On the North Side of the...More >>
  • Weather-related fatalities in South Carolina increases to 19

    Weather-related fatalities in South Carolina increases to 19

    Friday, October 9 2015 7:45 PM EDT2015-10-09 23:45:21 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 7:45 PM EDT2015-10-09 23:45:21 GMT
    Source: SCDPSSource: SCDPS
    The total number of weather-related fatalities in South Carolina has increased to 19 as of 6:56 p.m. Friday night, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Facebook page.There have been 11 weather-related fatalities involving drownings in three counties:9 in Richland County1 in Kershaw County1 in SpartanburgTwo weather-related fatalities involving traffic collision/drowning have occurred in Horry County.There have been six we...More >>
    The total number of weather-related fatalities in South Carolina has increased to 19 as of 6:56 p.m. Friday night, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Facebook page.There have been 11 weather-related fatalities involving drownings in three counties:9 in Richland County1 in Kershaw County1 in SpartanburgTwo weather-related fatalities involving traffic collision/drowning have occurred in Horry County.There have been six we...More >>
  • Secretary of Homeland Security, "Your United States Government is here to assist"

    Haley: We're still in response mode in the Lowcountry

    Friday, October 9 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-10-09 23:17:56 GMT
    It's been nine days since South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declared a State of Emergency.  In a news conference Friday, Haley stressed the state is not out of the woods yet, but state officials have a clearer view of much of the damage that's been done.More >>
    It's been nine days since South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declared a State of Emergency.  In a news conference Friday, Haley stressed the state is not out of the woods yet, but state officials have a clearer view of much of the damage that's been done.More >>
  • North Myrtle Beach officials visit Ocean Isle with hopes to re-create their canals

    North Myrtle Beach officials visit Ocean Isle with hopes to re-create their canals

    Friday, October 9 2015 3:39 PM EDT2015-10-09 19:39:41 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 6:57 PM EDT2015-10-09 22:57:25 GMT
    Ocean Isle Mayor Debbie Smith conducting the workshop.Ocean Isle Mayor Debbie Smith conducting the workshop.
    North Myrtle Beach continues to struggle with maintaining and paying for its canals. Having been filled with mud and for years residents have not been able to utilize those waterways. Today city leaders visited Ocean Isle in North Carolina to see how such a project could be successful.The city of North Myrtle Beach is attempting to essentially re-create the canals Ocean Isle has in place. More >>
    North Myrtle Beach continues to struggle with maintaining and paying for its canals. Having been filled with mud and for years residents have not been able to utilize those waterways. Today city leaders visited Ocean Isle in North Carolina to see how such a project could be successful.The city of North Myrtle Beach is attempting to essentially re-create the canals Ocean Isle has in place. More >>
  • Horry County Clemson Extension seeks information on farm flooding losses

    Horry County Clemson Extension seeks information on farm flooding losses

    Friday, October 9 2015 4:00 PM EDT2015-10-09 20:00:42 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 4:00 PM EDT2015-10-09 20:00:41 GMT
    Source: Clemson websiteSource: Clemson website
    The Horry County Clemson Extension Office and the South Carolina Farm Service Agency are asking farms in our area to complete a two-page damage assessment report form to confirm the estimated losses suffered by farms in South Carolina due to flooding.The release from Horry County Government says if you wish to remain anonymous, leave sections 2 a, b, c and d blank except for the county name on section 2c.The following ways are how the form can be returned:Clic...More >>
    The Horry County Clemson Extension Office and the South Carolina Farm Service Agency are asking farms in our area to complete a two-page damage assessment report form to confirm the estimated losses suffered by farms in South Carolina due to flooding.The release from Horry County Government says if you wish to remain anonymous, leave sections 2 a, b, c and d blank except for the county name on section 2c.The following ways are how the form can be returned:Clic...More >>
  • 3 Red Cross shelters to close Friday at 7 p.m.

    3 Red Cross shelters to close Friday at 7 p.m.

    Friday, October 9 2015 3:56 PM EDT2015-10-09 19:56:26 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 3:56 PM EDT2015-10-09 19:56:24 GMT
    Source: Red CrossSource: Red Cross
    Three American Red Cross shelters will be closing at 7 p.m. Friday evening, according to a news release from Horry County Government.Risen Christ Lutheran Church, Beach Church, and First United Methodist Church of Conway are the shelters that are closing.If more shelters are needed, the American Red Cross will coordinate those efforts.More >>
    Three American Red Cross shelters will be closing at 7 p.m. Friday evening, according to a news release from Horry County Government.Risen Christ Lutheran Church, Beach Church, and First United Methodist Church of Conway are the shelters that are closing.If more shelters are needed, the American Red Cross will coordinate those efforts.More >>
  • Santee Electric Cooperative de-energizes some power lines in Andrews, impacts 77 members

    Santee Electric Cooperative de-energizes some power lines in Andrews, impacts 77 members

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 10:58 PM EDT2015-10-08 02:58:29 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 3:21 PM EDT2015-10-09 19:21:22 GMT
    Source: Santee Electric CooperativeSource: Santee Electric Cooperative
    The following is a news release from Santee Electric Cooperative:Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. employees are currently working to avoid extended power outages in the Andrews area. Black River flooding is causing water to reach dangerous levels near our Andrews facilities. By diverting and rerouting electricity from other areas, we hope to secure electric service to as many members as possible. As we work through this process, you may experience brief or extended outages. We apologi...More >>
    The following is a news release from Santee Electric Cooperative:Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. employees are currently working to avoid extended power outages in the Andrews area. Black River flooding is causing water to reach dangerous levels near our Andrews facilities. By diverting and rerouting electricity from other areas, we hope to secure electric service to as many members as possible. As we work through this process, you may experience brief or extended outages. We apologi...More >>
  • SC Propane Gas Association gives propane tank safety tips for flood areas

    SC Propane Gas Association gives propane tank safety tips for flood areas

    Friday, October 9 2015 2:07 PM EDT2015-10-09 18:07:10 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 2:23 PM EDT2015-10-09 18:23:35 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Emergency Management  Facebook PageSource: Georgetown County Emergency Management Facebook Page
    As the water levels in rivers threaten to rise the SC Propane Gas Association wants to make sure customers using propane in their homes or businesses know the correct action to take if they have to evacuate.Listed below are steps from the SC Propane Gas Association the Georgetown County Emergency Management posted on their Facebook page.More >>
    As the water levels in rivers threaten to rise the SC Propane Gas Association wants to make sure customers using propane in their homes or businesses know the correct action to take if they have to evacuate.Listed below are steps from the SC Propane Gas Association the Georgetown County Emergency Management posted on their Facebook page.More >>
  • Animal shelters dealing with damage from floods

    Animal shelters dealing with damage from floods

    Thursday, October 8 2015 7:54 PM EDT2015-10-08 23:54:43 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 1:52 PM EDT2015-10-09 17:52:21 GMT
    People aren't the only ones in need of help after massive flooding in South Carolina. Animals and the shelters that keep them safe were as battered by rain as anyone. ManyMore >>
    People aren't the only ones in need of help after massive flooding in South Carolina. Animals and the shelters that keep them safe were as battered by rain as anyone. Many shelters around Myrtle Beach said their animals were wet but safe and sound when the flood subsided. Their buildings and supply stocks, however, didn't fare as wellMore >>
  • IRS: Be wary of possible scams related to South Carolina flood relief

    IRS: Be wary of possible scams related to South Carolina flood relief

    Friday, October 9 2015 11:43 AM EDT2015-10-09 15:43:12 GMT
    Photo Source: APPhoto Source: AP
    The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Friday about possible fake charity scams emerging due to severe flooding this month in South Carolina and neighboring states.More >>
    The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Friday about possible fake charity scams emerging due to severe flooding this month in South Carolina and neighboring states.More >>
  • Rivers rise, but no mandatory evacuations in Georgetown County

    Rivers rise, but no mandatory evacuations in Georgetown County

    Thursday, October 8 2015 11:34 PM EDT2015-10-09 03:34:47 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 8:19 AM EDT2015-10-09 12:19:01 GMT
    With flooding still getting worse around the state, leaders are asking several counties to be very safe and vigilant moving forward.  Those statements caused some confusion Thursday over evacuations, especially for Georgetown County. Near the Black River in Georgetown County, the flood waters aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. More >>
    With flooding still getting worse around the state, leaders are asking several counties to be very safe and vigilant moving forward.  Those statements caused some confusion Thursday over evacuations, especially for Georgetown County. Near the Black River in Georgetown County, the flood waters aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. More >>
  • Johnsonville community still under water

    Flooded Florence County residents await FEMA funding

    Flooded Florence County residents await FEMA funding

    Thursday, October 8 2015 11:24 PM EDT2015-10-09 03:24:49 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 7:50 AM EDT2015-10-09 11:50:33 GMT
    Johnsonville neighborhoodJohnsonville neighborhood
    The lower part of Florence County is still hit hard with flooded waters. Residents in Johnsonville are completely out of their homes and relying on disaster help from FEMA and other agencies around. First Neck Road is the start of covered water that goes for miles down. Lynches River flooded the entire neighborhood and residents are still hurting from the flood damage.More >>
    The lower part of Florence County is still hit hard with flooded waters. Residents in Johnsonville are completely out of their homes and relying on disaster help from FEMA and other agencies around. First Neck Road is the start of covered water that goes for miles down. Lynches River flooded the entire neighborhood and residents are still hurting from the flood damage.More >>
  • North Carolina National Guard deploys Engineer Task Force in Operation Palmetto Support

    North Carolina National Guard deploys Engineer Task Force in Operation Palmetto Support

    Thursday, October 8 2015 8:57 PM EDT2015-10-09 00:57:44 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 9:52 PM EDT2015-10-09 01:52:35 GMT
    Source: NCNGSource: NCNG
    North Carolina will be sending more than 500 soldiers and airmen to help its southern sister state on Saturday as South Carolina continues to react and recuperate from record flooding.“This mobilization is unique to the National Guard because of our dual-mission purpose and authority,” said Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk, adjutant general of North Carolina. “South Carolina is experiencing a magnitude of disaster similar to what North Carolina experienc...More >>
    North Carolina will be sending more than 500 soldiers and airmen to help its southern sister state on Saturday as South Carolina continues to react and recuperate from record flooding.“This mobilization is unique to the National Guard because of our dual-mission purpose and authority,” said Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk, adjutant general of North Carolina. “South Carolina is experiencing a magnitude of disaster similar to what North Carolina experienc...More >>
  • Flood warning issued for the Black River in Williamsburg, Georgetown counties

    Flood warning issued for the Black River in Williamsburg, Georgetown counties

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:06 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:06:25 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:06 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:06:24 GMT
    Source: NWSSource: NWS
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 1 p.m. Tuesday for the Black River in Williamsburg and Georgetown counties; some locations that will experience flooding are Andrews, Oatland and Warsaw.Full text of the NWS Flood WarningTHE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A* FLOOD WARNING FOR...  THE BLACK RIVER IN EAST CENTRAL WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY IN  NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND IN CENTRAL GEORGETOWN COUNTY  IN NORTHE...More >>
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 1 p.m. Tuesday for the Black River in Williamsburg and Georgetown counties; some locations that will experience flooding are Andrews, Oatland and Warsaw.Full text of the NWS Flood WarningTHE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A* FLOOD WARNING FOR...  THE BLACK RIVER IN EAST CENTRAL WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY IN  NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND IN CENTRAL GEORGETOWN COUNTY  IN NORTHE...More >>
  • Georgetown County recommends evacuation of Dunbar, Oatland communities

    Georgetown County recommends evacuation of Dunbar, Oatland communities

    Thursday, October 8 2015 2:18 PM EDT2015-10-08 18:18:07 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 2:18 PM EDT2015-10-08 18:18:07 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Facebook pageSource: Georgetown County Facebook page
    Evacuations are being encouraged for the Oatland and Dunbar communities by the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division. At this time, evacuations are not being recommended for the City of Georgetown, the City of Andrews, or Pawleys Island.Sam Hodge with the GCEMD says they are mostly concerned with the Black River, Pee Dee River, and Mingo Creek.More >>
    Evacuations are being encouraged for the Oatland and Dunbar communities by the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division. At this time, evacuations are not being recommended for the City of Georgetown, the City of Andrews, or Pawleys Island.Sam Hodge with the GCEMD says they are mostly concerned with the Black River, Pee Dee River, and Mingo Creek.More >>
  • Local leaders make safety efforts as Waccamaw River rises

    Local leaders make safety efforts as Waccamaw River rises

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:16 PM EDT2015-10-08 03:16:24 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 11:51 AM EDT2015-10-08 15:51:27 GMT
    It may be slowly drying out for some, but state and local officials are not letting their guard down and neither should you.The Waccamaw River is well beyond dangerous flood stages as it swells over and encircles homes in Conway.All the water coming from up north and inland has to flow through our rivers as it’s trying to reach the ocean.More >>
    It may be slowly drying out for some, but state and local officials are not letting their guard down and neither should you.The Waccamaw River is well beyond dangerous flood stages as it swells over and encircles homes in Conway.All the water coming from up north and inland has to flow through our rivers as it’s trying to reach the ocean.More >>
  • Local farmers affected by flooding

    Local farmers affected by flooding

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:29 PM EDT2015-10-08 03:29:47 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 7:47 AM EDT2015-10-08 11:47:14 GMT
    Bruce Marlowe has more than 25 acres of farm land and lost 95 percent of it a month before the harvest.He has collard greens, his main crop, cabbage, broccoli, squash, zucchini, turnips, rutabagas, butter beans, pumpkins, and mustard greens.During Thanksgiving he says his phone rings off the hook from locals wanting his crops. But now he won’t have any crops to sell or give away.Tune into WMBF News Today at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. to meet one special farmer from F...More >>
    Bruce Marlowe has more than 25 acres of farm land and lost 95 percent of it a month before the harvest.He has collard greens, his main crop, cabbage, broccoli, squash, zucchini, turnips, rutabagas, butter beans, pumpkins, and mustard greens.During Thanksgiving he says his phone rings off the hook from locals wanting his crops. But now he won’t have any crops to sell or give away.Tune into WMBF News Today at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. to meet one special farmer from F...More >>
  • Governor Haley to Horry County: "It's not over yet"

    Governor Haley to Horry County: "It's not over yet"

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:28 PM EDT2015-10-08 03:28:41 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 7:31 AM EDT2015-10-08 11:31:39 GMT
    With water levels still on the rise, state and county leaders are urging some homeowners to have a plan, and maybe even evacuate. Governor Haley discussed this, along with many other flooding issues in Conway earlier today. In her brief stop in Horry County, Governor Nikki Haley warned everyone that today’s sunshine is not the light at the end of the tunnel.More >>
    With water levels still on the rise, state and county leaders are urging some homeowners to have a plan, and maybe even evacuate. Governor Haley discussed this, along with many other flooding issues in Conway earlier today. In her brief stop in Horry County, Governor Nikki Haley warned everyone that today’s sunshine is not the light at the end of the tunnel.More >>
  • Three Horry County Sheriff Corrections Officers rescue woman from drainpipe

    Three Horry County Sheriff Corrections Officers rescue woman from drainpipe

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 9:00 PM EDT2015-10-07 01:00:12 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:50 PM EDT2015-10-08 03:50:42 GMT
    Three Horry County detention officers are being called heroes after rescuing a woman who was sucked into a drainage pipe underneath a roadway in Conway Sunday.More >>
    Three Horry County detention officers are being called heroes after rescuing a woman who was sucked into a drainage pipe underneath a roadway in Conway Sunday.More >>
  • Waccamaw River expected to crest at 16.1 feet Thursday morning

    Waccamaw River expected to crest at 16.1 feet Thursday morning

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 8:59 AM EDT2015-10-07 12:59:36 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 10:18 PM EDT2015-10-08 02:18:48 GMT
    The River Walk in Conway is blocked due to flooding.The River Walk in Conway is blocked due to flooding.
    The Waccamaw River is expected to crest Thursday at 16.1 feet, and significant areas of the county could see flooding as a result.As of Wednesday morning, the Waccamaw River was at 15.9 feet, well above the threshold for flooding, which is 11 feet. The National Weather Service predicts the river will peak at 16.1 feet at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning.More >>
    The Waccamaw River is expected to crest Thursday at 16.1 feet, and significant areas of the county could see flooding as a result.As of Wednesday morning, the Waccamaw River was at 15.9 feet, well above the threshold for flooding, which is 11 feet. The National Weather Service predicts the river will peak at 16.1 feet at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning.More >>
  • Horry County engineers survey beach damage and erosion

    Horry County engineers survey beach damage and erosion

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 8:54 PM EDT2015-10-08 00:54:43 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 8:54 PM EDT2015-10-08 00:54:42 GMT
    Impacts of the weekend’s storm were being assessed all across Horry County on Wednesday and it was not just rainwater that caused the problems, but saltwater too.The Horry County Engineering Department hit the beaches to survey the damage.Extremely high tides and battering waves caused significant erosion all along the Grand Strand.In many areas, the waves over the weekend washed up to, and even through many of the sand dunes.In Garden City, three-...More >>
    Impacts of the weekend’s storm were being assessed all across Horry County on Wednesday and it was not just rainwater that caused the problems, but saltwater too.The Horry County Engineering Department hit the beaches to survey the damage.Extremely high tides and battering waves caused significant erosion all along the Grand Strand.In many areas, the waves over the weekend washed up to, and even through many of the sand dunes.In Garden City, three-...More >>
  • SCDOT assesses road damages in Florence County

    SCDOT assesses road damages in Florence County

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 5:43 PM EDT2015-10-07 21:43:31 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 7:50 PM EDT2015-10-07 23:50:55 GMT
    SCDOT reparing roadsSCDOT reparing roads
    The South Caroline Department of Transportation is busy repairing road damages from the roads that were hit hard from flooding in Florence County. Now that most are clear, they are able to assess the damage.The DOT says this is a slow process, but before they can move those barricades and take signs down, it is their main concern to make sure roads are one hundred percent safe before opening them back up.Some of those road repairs happened today on Francis Marion Road where Willow Cree...More >>
    The South Caroline Department of Transportation is busy repairing road damages from the roads that were hit hard from flooding in Florence County. Now that most are clear, they are able to assess the damage.The DOT says this is a slow process, but before they can move those barricades and take signs down, it is their main concern to make sure roads are one hundred percent safe before opening them back up.Some of those road repairs happened today on Francis Marion Road where Willow Cree...More >>
  • Arbor One Farm Credit responds to historic flooding, encourages farmers to report damages as soon as possible

    Arbor One Farm Credit responds to historic flooding, encourages farmers to report damages as soon as possible

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-10-07 23:34:34 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-10-07 23:34:34 GMT
    Source: Arbor One Farm CreditSource: Arbor One Farm Credit
    The following is a news release from Arbor One Farm Credit:In light of the historic flooding and tragic devastation wreaked on the Pee Dee and Grand Strand regions, ArborOne Farm Credit encourages its borrower-owners and other members of the farming community to stand strong in the recent crisis.“ArborOne and Farm Credit have been around for 100 years, and no matter the crisis—the Great Depression, Hurricane Hugo, and World Wars--we are still Farm Strong,” said Kathy ...More >>
    The following is a news release from Arbor One Farm Credit:In light of the historic flooding and tragic devastation wreaked on the Pee Dee and Grand Strand regions, ArborOne Farm Credit encourages its borrower-owners and other members of the farming community to stand strong in the recent crisis.“ArborOne and Farm Credit have been around for 100 years, and no matter the crisis—the Great Depression, Hurricane Hugo, and World Wars--we are still Farm Strong,” said Kathy ...More >>
  • Free meal for first responders who fought through the flood

    Free meal for first responders who fought through the flood

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-10-07 22:23:59 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-10-07 22:50:50 GMT
    Our community would not be able to push through the flood without the help of our first responders and one local business, Big Boy Q, wants to do its part to simply say thanks, with a free meal.Just a few days ago, Big Boy Q BBQ, was also surrounded by water. The worst may be over for the restaurant, but for others, the flood is still very much a reality which means first responders are still needed. That's why the focus for this restaurant is our law enfor...More >>
    Our community would not be able to push through the flood without the help of our first responders and one local business, Big Boy Q, wants to do its part to simply say thanks, with a free meal.Just a few days ago, Big Boy Q BBQ, was also surrounded by water. The worst may be over for the restaurant, but for others, the flood is still very much a reality which means first responders are still needed. That's why the focus for this restaurant is our law enfor...More >>
  • Local charities looking for help amid flood recovery

    Local charities looking for help amid flood recovery

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:38 PM EDT2015-10-07 22:38:42 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:44 PM EDT2015-10-07 22:44:57 GMT
    Surviving the storm is about the community coming together and there are many ways you can help out.South Strand Helping HandSouth Strand Helping Hand, United Way and The Emergency Management Division working to fill up a truck with as many donations, that will fit. The truck is sitting in the Valentino's II parking lot, on US-17, in Surfside Beach.“People are dying, their houses are being washed away, their businesses are destroyed or never go...More >>
    Surviving the storm is about the community coming together and there are many ways you can help out.South Strand Helping HandSouth Strand Helping Hand, United Way and The Emergency Management Division working to fill up a truck with as many donations, that will fit. The truck is sitting in the Valentino's II parking lot, on US-17, in Surfside Beach.“People are dying, their houses are being washed away, their businesses are destroyed or never go...More >>
  • Williamsburg County towns under water after Black River crests its banks

    Williamsburg County towns under water after Black River crests its banks

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 10:29 PM EDT2015-10-07 02:29:52 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:18 PM EDT2015-10-07 22:18:44 GMT
    (Source: WMBF)(Source: WMBF)
    Williamsburg County has declared a state of emergency, asking for funding from the federal government to help their residents recover after flood waters from the rain and rising Black River have taken their toll on towns and cities in the area.More >>
    Williamsburg County has declared a state of emergency, asking for funding from the federal government to help their residents recover after flood waters from the rain and rising Black River have taken their toll on towns and cities in the area.More >>
  • North Myrtle Beach assesses beach dune erosion and damage

    North Myrtle Beach assesses beach dune erosion and damage

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-10-07 20:50:38 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-10-07 21:52:13 GMT
    On Wednesday, city officials assessed the historic flooding damage in North Myrtle Beach.City Spokesperson Patrick Dowling says the areas hardest hit were north of Sea Mountain Highway and the Cherry Grove area.More >>
    On Wednesday, city officials assessed the historic flooding damage in North Myrtle Beach.

    City Spokesperson Patrick Dowling says the areas hardest hit were north of Sea Mountain Highway and the Cherry Grove area.
    More >>
  • Breaking

    16 counties in South Carolina affected by flooding now eligible for federal disaster aid

    16 counties in South Carolina affected by flooding now eligible for federal disaster aid

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 5:01 PM EDT2015-10-06 21:01:31 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 5:24 PM EDT2015-10-07 21:24:32 GMT
    Source: FEMA FacebookSource: FEMA Facebook
    Disaster aid may be available to individuals who have sustained losses or damages from the recent flooding, according to SCEMD and FEMA.Click on the following links for information on how to apply for disaster assistance:Disaster Assistance flyer from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division in English in PDF format 410 KBhttp://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmbf/wmbf/SCEMD%20FEMA%20Disaster%20-%20English.pdfDisaster Assistance flyer from the South Ca...More >>
    Disaster aid may be available to individuals who have sustained losses or damages from the recent flooding, according to SCEMD and FEMA.Click on the following links for information on how to apply for disaster assistance:Disaster Assistance flyer from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division in English in PDF format 410 KBhttp://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmbf/wmbf/SCEMD%20FEMA%20Disaster%20-%20English.pdfDisaster Assistance flyer from the South Ca...More >>
  • North Myrtle Beach homeowners clean up after flooding

    North Myrtle Beach homeowners clean up after flooding

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 7:48 PM EDT2015-10-06 23:48:30 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 3:40 PM EDT2015-10-07 19:40:36 GMT
    Last week I spoke with Cherry Grove homeowners about the flooding from the king tides.North Myrtle Beach was hit pretty bad, accumulating more than 15 inches of rain in the last couple of days.Many people had to evacuate their homes.Wayne Mack, who lives on 53rd street, says based on the water line, they had about 12 to 14 inches of water that went into the bottom of the house.He says they have been cleaning since this morning using a wet/dry vac, heaters and ...More >>
    Last week I spoke with Cherry Grove homeowners about the flooding from the king tides.North Myrtle Beach was hit pretty bad, accumulating more than 15 inches of rain in the last couple of days.Many people had to evacuate their homes.Wayne Mack, who lives on 53rd street, says based on the water line, they had about 12 to 14 inches of water that went into the bottom of the house.He says they have been cleaning since this morning using a wet/dry vac, heaters and ...More >>
  • Duke Energy donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Carolina relief efforts

    Duke Energy donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Carolina relief efforts

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 2:22 PM EDT2015-10-07 18:22:09 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 3:25 PM EDT2015-10-07 19:25:34 GMT
    Source: Duke Energy Facebook PageSource: Duke Energy Facebook Page
    On Wednesday, Duke Energy announced they are donating $80,000 to the American Red Cross - Palmetto South Carolina Region and $20,000 to the American Red Cross – Eastern North Carolina Chapter, to help with relief efforts as a result of the catastrophic effects of the recent storm.More >>
    On Wednesday, Duke Energy announced they are donating $80,000 to the American Red Cross - Palmetto South Carolina Region and $20,000 to the American Red Cross – Eastern North Carolina Chapter, to help with relief efforts as a result of the catastrophic effects of the recent storm.More >>
  • Georgetown County schools closed Thursday, Friday for students and staff

    Georgetown County schools closed Thursday, Friday for students and staff

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-10-07 15:55:36 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-10-07 15:55:36 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Facebook pageSource: Georgetown County Facebook page
    (WMBF) - Georgetown County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Thursday due to the ongoing flood-related issues across the county, district officials announced.Below is a news release with more details on the closure:Georgetown County School District will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, October 8, and Friday, October 9 due to road closures, flooding and evacuation orders and recommendations by the Emergency Operations Center and county officials.All District ...More >>
    (WMBF) - Georgetown County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Thursday due to the ongoing flood-related issues across the county, district officials announced.Below is a news release with more details on the closure:Georgetown County School District will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, October 8, and Friday, October 9 due to road closures, flooding and evacuation orders and recommendations by the Emergency Operations Center and county officials.All District ...More >>
  • Carolina Pottery to donate 10 percent of Wednesday sales to flood relief

    Carolina Pottery to donate 10 percent of Wednesday sales to flood relief

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 10:39 AM EDT2015-10-07 14:39:32 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 10:39 AM EDT2015-10-07 14:39:31 GMT
    Carolina Pottery is donating 10 percent of all sales on Wednesday to flood relief efforts around the state.Carolina Pottery to Donate 10% of Sales to SC Flood ReliefCarolina Pottery will donate 10% of all sales on Wednesday, October 7th 2015 to flood relief efforts in Columbia, SC and Myrtle Beach, SC.  More >>
    Carolina Pottery is donating 10 percent of all sales on Wednesday to flood relief efforts around the state.Carolina Pottery to Donate 10% of Sales to SC Flood ReliefCarolina Pottery will donate 10% of all sales on Wednesday, October 7th 2015 to flood relief efforts in Columbia, SC and Myrtle Beach, SC.  More >>
  • Highway 52 re-opens after flooding shuts it down

    Highway 52 re-opens after flooding shuts it down

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 9:33 AM EDT2015-10-07 13:33:37 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-10-07 14:18:09 GMT
    Highway 52 on TuesdayHighway 52 on Tuesday
    On Tuesday, A portion of the most traveled road in Florence County was shut down due to flooding.Along with that closure hundreds of people were left homeless after flood waters surged the area.“There was no use in wasting time because when I stepped down in the yard it was a foot deep already,” Calvin Law, who lives on South Hill Road said.More >>
    On Tuesday, A portion of the most traveled road in Florence County was shut down due to flooding.Along with that closure hundreds of people were left homeless after flood waters surged the area.“There was no use in wasting time because when I stepped down in the yard it was a foot deep already,” Calvin Law, who lives on South Hill Road said.More >>
  • Oak Dale Dam Failure

    Oak Dale Dam overflow floods Florence County, residents rescued by boat

    Oak Dale Dam overflow floods Florence County, residents rescued by boat

    Monday, October 5 2015 1:17 AM EDT2015-10-05 05:17:41 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 10:01 AM EDT2015-10-07 14:01:14 GMT
    Windy Hill Fire Rescuing Black Creek ResidentsWindy Hill Fire Rescuing Black Creek Residents
    Florence county was hit hard today with flooded areas all around the area and are in a mandatory curfew until Monday morning at sunrise.The Palm at Oak Dale golf course was completely washed out from the failure of the dam. Waters were almost reaching the roads of the neighborhoods near the golf course.More >>
    Florence county was hit hard today with flooded areas all around the area and are in a mandatory curfew until Monday morning at sunrise.The Palm at Oak Dale golf course was completely washed out from the failure of the dam. Waters were almost reaching the roads of the neighborhoods near the golf course.More >>
  • Waccamaw Drive residents packing up and leaving

    Waccamaw Drive residents packing up and leaving

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:37 PM EDT2015-10-07 03:37:30 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 9:57 AM EDT2015-10-07 13:57:06 GMT
    With the Waccamaw River flooding to near historic levels... neighborhoods all around Conway are in disarray. One neighborhood hit especially hard is off Waccamaw Drive. Neighbors say only five families remain because of flooding. "This is the last load,” said Billy Baker as he packed up and left. “The rest of it, it's going to have to stay."More >>
    With the Waccamaw River flooding to near historic levels... neighborhoods all around Conway are in disarray. One neighborhood hit especially hard is off Waccamaw Drive. Neighbors say only five families remain because of flooding. "This is the last load,” said Billy Baker as he packed up and left. “The rest of it, it's going to have to stay."More >>
  • Applying for federal aid and preventing further flood damage

    Applying for federal aid and preventing further flood damage

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 9:52 AM EDT2015-10-07 13:52:49 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 9:52 AM EDT2015-10-07 13:52:49 GMT
    If your home sustained any water damage during the flooding disaster, you are encouraged by state and local leaders to call FEMA right away to get the ball rolling in requesting federal aid.More >>
    If your home sustained any water damage during the flooding disaster, you are encouraged by state and local leaders to call FEMA right away to get the ball rolling in requesting federal aid.More >>
  • Crews perform evacuations as Lynches River rises in Florence County

    Crews perform evacuations as Lynches River rises in Florence County

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:27 PM EDT2015-10-07 03:27:27 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:31 PM EDT2015-10-07 03:31:37 GMT
    While many people in Florence County are upset about what flooding has done in and around their homes, one man, who has pretty much lost everything, said he was just happy to be alive."There was no use in wasting no time because when I stepped down in the yard it was a foot deep already," Calvin Law said.Law’s house was completely surrounded by water on Tuesday; he doesn’t live on an island, he lives on South Hill Road.He evacuat...More >>
    While many people in Florence County are upset about what flooding has done in and around their homes, one man, who has pretty much lost everything, said he was just happy to be alive."There was no use in wasting no time because when I stepped down in the yard it was a foot deep already," Calvin Law said.Law’s house was completely surrounded by water on Tuesday; he doesn’t live on an island, he lives on South Hill Road.He evacuat...More >>
  • HCFR turns rescue efforts to river flood victims

    HCFR turns rescue efforts to river flood victims

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 8:15 PM EDT2015-10-07 00:15:58 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 10:23 PM EDT2015-10-07 02:23:33 GMT
    Just in the few hours crews were out on Riverside Drive, they watched the water rise at least half a foot.More >>
    Just in the few hours crews were out on Riverside Drive, they watched the water rise at least half a foot.More >>
  • Big Boy Q offers barbecue lunch to emergency responders in Horry County

    Big Boy Q offers barbecue lunch to emergency responders in Horry County

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 9:29 PM EDT2015-10-07 01:29:36 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 9:29 PM EDT2015-10-07 01:29:35 GMT
    Source: Big Boy Q websiteSource: Big Boy Q website
    Big Boy Q wants to say thank you to all first responders, utility workers and law enforcement officers who have worked tirelessly the past few days due to flood conditions by treating them to a barbecue lunch on Thursday.If you are one of these tremendous individuals, you will be entitled to a barbecue sandwich, fries and a drink from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.Big Boy Q is located at 4012 Postal Way in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach.For mor...More >>
    Big Boy Q wants to say thank you to all first responders, utility workers and law enforcement officers who have worked tirelessly the past few days due to flood conditions by treating them to a barbecue lunch on Thursday.If you are one of these tremendous individuals, you will be entitled to a barbecue sandwich, fries and a drink from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.Big Boy Q is located at 4012 Postal Way in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach.For mor...More >>
  • Flood waters on Palmetto Pointe Blvd. raises safety concern for residents

    Flood waters on Palmetto Pointe Blvd. raises safety concern for residents

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 6:10 PM EDT2015-10-06 22:10:48 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 7:31 PM EDT2015-10-06 23:31:19 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The flood waters are now gone and traffic is back to normal on Palmetto Pointe Boulevard, but the concern of the residents that live in the area still lingers. More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The flood waters are now gone and traffic is back to normal on Palmetto Pointe Boulevard, but the concern of the residents that live in the area still lingers. More >>
  • Some Lee's Landing residents evacuating before the river rises, others choosing to stay

    Some Lee's Landing residents evacuating before the river rises, others choosing to stay

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-10-06 22:23:16 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 6:43 PM EDT2015-10-06 22:43:34 GMT
    As of Tuesday, evacuation isn’t mandatory for those living along the Waccamaw River.  First responders are assisting those who ask. DNR is taking note of who is choosing to stay, how many people are in each home, and if they have a way out if conditions get worse and the National Guard is directing traffic.More >>
    As of Tuesday, evacuation isn’t mandatory for those living along the Waccamaw River.  First responders are assisting those who ask. DNR is taking note of who is choosing to stay, how many people are in each home, and if they have a way out if conditions get worse and the National Guard is directing traffic.More >>
  • American Red Cross mounts massive relief operation in response to South Carolina floods

    American Red Cross mounts massive relief operation in response to South Carolina floods

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-10-06 22:03:25 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-10-06 22:03:25 GMT
    The following is a news release from the Red Cross: The American Red Cross has mounted a massive relief operation to help people affected by historic flooding and rainfall in South Carolina. The Red Cross opened 30 shelters and mobilized more than 400 workers and 23 emergency response vehicles to deliver food and supplies to families in need. "The devastation spanning the state is on a scale that we have never experienced before and the Red Cross taking care of the people of ...More >>
    The following is a news release from the Red Cross: The American Red Cross has mounted a massive relief operation to help people affected by historic flooding and rainfall in South Carolina. The Red Cross opened 30 shelters and mobilized more than 400 workers and 23 emergency response vehicles to deliver food and supplies to families in need. "The devastation spanning the state is on a scale that we have never experienced before and the Red Cross taking care of the people of ...More >>
  • Very latest river levels and forecast

    Very latest river levels and forecast

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-10-06 20:17:16 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 4:32 PM EDT2015-10-06 20:32:46 GMT
    Rivers all across our area remain at or above flood stage as waters continue to rise in some areas. For the Waccamaw River at Conway, major flooding continues and the river is still rising.More >>
    Rivers all across our area remain at or above flood stage as waters continue to rise in some areas. For the Waccamaw River at Conway, major flooding continues and the river is still rising.More >>
  • Agencies respond to over 1200 emergency calls in Georgetown County

    Agencies respond to over 1200 emergency calls in Georgetown County

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 4:12 PM EDT2015-10-06 20:12:01 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 4:12 PM EDT2015-10-06 20:12:01 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County Facebook pageSource: Georgetown County Facebook page
    On Tuesday, Georgetown County released the emergency response call statistics that agencies received from 12 a.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Tuesday.According to Jackie Broach, PIO for Georgetown County, agencies responded to the following emergency calls:Georgetown County Fire/EMS – 158Midway Fire Rescue – 56Georgetown City Fire – 161Andrews Fire – 25Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire – 73Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office &n...More >>
    On Tuesday, Georgetown County released the emergency response call statistics that agencies received from 12 a.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Tuesday.According to Jackie Broach, PIO for Georgetown County, agencies responded to the following emergency calls:Georgetown County Fire/EMS – 158Midway Fire Rescue – 56Georgetown City Fire – 161Andrews Fire – 25Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire – 73Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office &n...More >>
  • Vehicle ends up in washed out ditch on Old River Road

    Vehicle ends up in washed out ditch on Old River Road

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 3:51 PM EDT2015-10-06 19:51:14 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 3:51 PM EDT2015-10-06 19:51:14 GMT
    Source: FCEMD Facebook pageSource: FCEMD Facebook page
    The Howe Springs Fire Department responded Tuesday after a vehicle drove around a barrier and ended up in washed out ditch on Old River Road in Florence County, according to Andrew Golden, PIO for Florence County Emergency Management Division.The two people got out of the vehicle and were not hurt, according to an official with HSFD.The road was already washed out on Sunday, the official said.Please remember to obey road closures and to not drive arou...More >>
    The Howe Springs Fire Department responded Tuesday after a vehicle drove around a barrier and ended up in washed out ditch on Old River Road in Florence County, according to Andrew Golden, PIO for Florence County Emergency Management Division.The two people got out of the vehicle and were not hurt, according to an official with HSFD.The road was already washed out on Sunday, the official said.Please remember to obey road closures and to not drive arou...More >>
  • Coast RTA reopens Georgetown Transfer Station and provides modified service

    Coast RTA reopens Georgetown Transfer Station and provides modified service

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 2:41 PM EDT2015-10-06 18:41:58 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 3:41 PM EDT2015-10-06 19:41:00 GMT
    In an effort to provide service to passengers along routes 16 and 16X, Coast RTA reopened its Georgetown Transfer Center on Lynch Street, adjacent to the Piggly Wiggly parking lot today.Due to road conditions, modified service to passengers along Highway 701 will be provided.Coast RTA asks all passengers to go to Highway 701, serviced by Routes 16 and 16X, for both pick up and drop off on the regular route schedule.More >>
    In an effort to provide service to passengers along routes 16 and 16X, Coast RTA reopened its Georgetown Transfer Center on Lynch Street, adjacent to the Piggly Wiggly parking lot today.Due to road conditions, modified service to passengers along Highway 701 will be provided.Coast RTA asks all passengers to go to Highway 701, serviced by Routes 16 and 16X, for both pick up and drop off on the regular route schedule.More >>
  • People posing as National Guardsmen a possible scam in Georgetown County

    People posing as National Guardsmen a possible scam in Georgetown County

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 2:04 PM EDT2015-10-06 18:04:45 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 2:04 PM EDT2015-10-06 18:04:45 GMT
    Georgetown County government returned to normal operating conditions as of 11 a.m. Sunday. (Source: Facebook).Georgetown County government returned to normal operating conditions as of 11 a.m. Sunday. (Source: Facebook).
    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Georgetown County officials have received reports that people claiming to be National Guardsmen are going door-to-door, asking residents to voluntarily evacuate as part of a possible scam.S.C. National Guard representatives at the Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown say this is not authorized by the National Guard anywhere in Georgetown County, and warn it could be a scam.“In disasters in other areas there have been cases of people posin...More >>
    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Georgetown County officials have received reports that people claiming to be National Guardsmen are going door-to-door, asking residents to voluntarily evacuate as part of a possible scam.S.C. National Guard representatives at the Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown say this is not authorized by the National Guard anywhere in Georgetown County, and warn it could be a scam.“In disasters in other areas there have been cases of people posin...More >>
  • Breaking:

    Florence County night curfew lifted/one shelter closes

    Florence County night curfew lifted/one shelter closes

    Sunday, October 4 2015 9:56 AM EDT2015-10-04 13:56:02 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 12:57 PM EDT2015-10-06 16:57:55 GMT
    (Source: Ken Baker)(Source: Ken Baker)
    Due to the continuing rise of waters along Black Creek, we are recommending the evacuation of area residents for their own safety, according to Florence County Emergency Management.  Black Creek is currently at 16.51’ which is six feet over flood stage and is expected to rise rapidly. The FCSO said homes along the following roads will be cut off and surrounded by flood waters with water actually entering many of these homes. The i...More >>
    Due to the continuing rise of waters along Black Creek, we are recommending the evacuation of area residents for their own safety, according to Florence County Emergency Management.  Black Creek is currently at 16.51’ which is six feet over flood stage and is expected to rise rapidly. The FCSO said homes along the following roads will be cut off and surrounded by flood waters with water actually entering many of these homes. The i...More >>
  • Horry County Fire Rescue tracks Cameron Village water levels

    Horry County Fire Rescue tracks Cameron Village water levels

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:34 AM EDT2015-10-06 15:34:53 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:34 AM EDT2015-10-06 15:34:52 GMT
    Horry County Fire Rescue crews survey each neighborhood road to track water levels in Cameron Village off Highway 707 and Bay Road on Monday night. At that time, the 900 block of Bonita Loop and all of Miromar Way saw the worst flooding. Part of Miromar was under three and a half feet of standing water. HCFR Battalion Chief Brian VaAernem says on Monday crews were called out to this neighborhood alone four times. Neighbors said there are a coup...More >>
    Horry County Fire Rescue crews survey each neighborhood road to track water levels in Cameron Village off Highway 707 and Bay Road on Monday night. At that time, the 900 block of Bonita Loop and all of Miromar Way saw the worst flooding. Part of Miromar was under three and a half feet of standing water. HCFR Battalion Chief Brian VaAernem says on Monday crews were called out to this neighborhood alone four times. Neighbors said there are a coup...More >>
  • Florence County explains absence from disaster relief request list

    Florence County explains absence from disaster relief request list

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-10-06 14:54:51 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-10-06 14:54:50 GMT
    Flooding on Timmonsville Highway.Flooding on Timmonsville Highway.
    Florence County was not included in the Governor's initial request for federal disaster relief because it had not yet completed its initial damage assessment, according to a news release from the county's emergency management division.More >>
    Florence County was not included in the Governor's initial request for federal disaster relief because it had not yet completed its initial damage assessment, according to a news release from the county's emergency management division.More >>
  • Clean up begins in North Myrtle Beach, crews pump water from flooded streets

    Clean up begins in North Myrtle Beach, crews pump water from flooded streets

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 12:27 AM EDT2015-10-06 04:27:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 6 2015 12:27 AM EDT2015-10-06 04:27:34 GMT
    (Source: City of North Myrtle Beach)(Source: City of North Myrtle Beach)
    As the clean up process begins, crews in North Myrtle Beach are pumping thousands of gallons of water out of area streets.They're turning 3rd Avenue South back into a fully functioning road after flood waters made it look more like a river.More >>
    As the clean up process begins, crews in North Myrtle Beach are pumping thousands of gallons of water out of area streets.They're turning 3rd Avenue South back into a fully functioning road after flood waters made it look more like a river.More >>
  • City of Conway assessing damage after days of flooding

    City of Conway assessing damage after days of flooding

    Monday, October 5 2015 9:42 PM EDT2015-10-06 01:42:19 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 10:25 PM EDT2015-10-06 02:25:42 GMT
    The flooding and the damage literally hits home for many people who live in Conway. Streets are blocked off and many people have no way to access their homes.Long Avenue is one road, in Conway, closed to drivers. Some people who live in the homes on and around the area, say they left before the storm hit."It’s only happened three times in my lifetime,” homeowner Denise Applewhite said. “I understand this is the worst water we've had in qu...More >>
    The flooding and the damage literally hits home for many people who live in Conway. Streets are blocked off and many people have no way to access their homes.Long Avenue is one road, in Conway, closed to drivers. Some people who live in the homes on and around the area, say they left before the storm hit."It’s only happened three times in my lifetime,” homeowner Denise Applewhite said. “I understand this is the worst water we've had in qu...More >>
  • HCFR rescues at least three people from Cameron Village during flooding

    HCFR rescues at least three people from Cameron Village during flooding

    Monday, October 5 2015 4:15 PM EDT2015-10-05 20:15:37 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 8:13 PM EDT2015-10-06 00:13:37 GMT
    Horry County Fire rescue says it had to make three rescues from the Cameron Village neighborhood off of 707 between Sunday night and Monday morning.The entrance to the Cameron Village neighborhood was blocked off Monday and neighbors were taking to foot to get the supplies they need.More >>
    Horry County Fire rescue says it had to make three rescues from the Cameron Village neighborhood off of 707 between Sunday night and Monday morning.The entrance to the Cameron Village neighborhood was blocked off Monday and neighbors were taking to foot to get the supplies they need.More >>
  • weather

    Historic flood leaves us with over two feet of rain in some areas

    Historic flood leaves us with over two feet of rain in some areas

    Monday, October 5 2015 5:29 PM EDT2015-10-05 21:29:36 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 6:39 PM EDT2015-10-05 22:39:38 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) With the end of a historic flood exiting our area we have been left to deal with the aftermath. Flooding like this hasn't occurred in our area since hurricane Floyd in 1999. In some places we smashed daily rainfall records. In other places we picked up rainfall that normally we would expect to occur in a six to eight month time frame. Here's a look at the final storm totals for rainfall. This information was sent out by the National Weather Service in Wilmington...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) With the end of a historic flood exiting our area we have been left to deal with the aftermath. Flooding like this hasn't occurred in our area since hurricane Floyd in 1999. In some places we smashed daily rainfall records. In other places we picked up rainfall that normally we would expect to occur in a six to eight month time frame. Here's a look at the final storm totals for rainfall. This information was sent out by the National Weather Service in Wilmington...More >>
  • Breaking:

    Boat rescues residents after road collapse near Grande Dunes

    Boat rescues residents after road collapse near Grande Dunes

    Monday, October 5 2015 7:15 AM EDT2015-10-05 11:15:26 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-10-05 20:50:47 GMT
    (Source: Mandy Noell)(Source: Mandy Noell)
    The City of Myrtle Beach is reporting a neighboorhood water rescue is in progress near the Grand Dunes area after a road has collapse. According to MB Police, the road has collapsed at San Marcello and Scala Court, officers are removing residents from their home by boat. More >>
    The City of Myrtle Beach is reporting a neighboorhood water rescue is in progress near the Grand Dunes area after a road has collapse. According to MB Police, the road has collapsed at San Marcello and Scala Court, officers are removing residents from their home by boat. More >>
  • WATCH: Aerial view of flood-stricken neighborhoods in Horry County

    WATCH: Aerial view of flood-stricken neighborhoods in Horry County

    Monday, October 5 2015 1:37 PM EDT2015-10-05 17:37:31 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 1:39 PM EDT2015-10-05 17:39:57 GMT
    We got an aerial view of two Horry County neighborhoods hit hard by the flooding this weekend, thanks to Huffman Helicopters.Mobile users, tap here to view both videos.WMBF News Photograph Michael Walter went up in a helicopter Monday morning and flew over the Palmetto Pointe neighborhood near Myrtle Beach and the Bellegrove neighborhood in Carolina Forest.More >>
    We got an aerial view of two Horry County neighborhoods hit hard by the flooding this weekend, thanks to Huffman Helicopters.Mobile users, tap here to view both videos.WMBF News Photograph Michael Walter went up in a helicopter Monday morning and flew over the Palmetto Pointe neighborhood near Myrtle Beach and the Bellegrove neighborhood in Carolina Forest.More >>
  • Citizens rescue stranded driver in Conway

    Citizens rescue stranded driver in Conway

    Monday, October 5 2015 9:04 AM EDT2015-10-05 13:04:39 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 9:04 AM EDT2015-10-05 13:04:39 GMT
    Water rescues are being reported all across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. On Sunday night, three citizens took matters into their own hands to rescue a stranded driver.Many city streets in Conway were blocked off starting Sunday. A chunk of Highway 701 was blocked off from Mill Pond Road to about a quarter of a mile north, just past where the creek runs under the bridge. More >>
    Water rescues are being reported all across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. On Sunday night, three citizens took matters into their own hands to rescue a stranded driver.Many city streets in Conway were blocked off starting Sunday. A chunk of Highway 701 was blocked off from Mill Pond Road to about a quarter of a mile north, just past where the creek runs under the bridge. More >>
  • Red Cross in need of disaster volunteers

    Red Cross in need of disaster volunteers

    Monday, October 5 2015 8:52 AM EDT2015-10-05 12:52:44 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 8:52 AM EDT2015-10-05 12:52:43 GMT
    (Source: American Red Cross Facebook)(Source: American Red Cross Facebook)
    The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join the areas of Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and the upstate. Life threatening flooding and historic rainfall is affecting the State of South Carolina; shelters and plans to assess damage are underway."We are helping families across South Carolina that are in need of shelter, disaster relief and comfort," said Nanci Conley, executive director for the American Red Cross of Eastern SC. "We ...More >>
    The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join the areas of Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and the upstate. Life threatening flooding and historic rainfall is affecting the State of South Carolina; shelters and plans to assess damage are underway."We are helping families across South Carolina that are in need of shelter, disaster relief and comfort," said Nanci Conley, executive director for the American Red Cross of Eastern SC. "We ...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Scenes of flooding across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee

    SLIDESHOW: Scenes of flooding across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee

    Sunday, October 4 2015 11:58 AM EDT2015-10-04 15:58:39 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 7:35 AM EDT2015-10-05 11:35:06 GMT
    We are continuing to update our slideshow with the latest flooding pictures sent in by our viewers and reporters of widespread flooding across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. Click here to view them.More >>
    We are continuing to update our slideshow with the latest flooding pictures sent in by our viewers and reporters of widespread flooding across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. Click here to view them.More >>
  • Breaking

    Search crews rescue man from vehicle swept away in water in Georgetown County

    Search crews rescue man from vehicle swept away in water in Georgetown County

    Sunday, October 4 2015 7:26 PM EDT2015-10-04 23:26:27 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 5:40 AM EDT2015-10-05 09:40:25 GMT
    Source: Georgetown County FacebookSource: Georgetown County Facebook
    Crews have rescued a man whose truck was swept away in moving water on St. Delight Road off Highway 521 in Georgetown County Sunday evening.Georgetown spokesperson Jackie Broach says the man is being transported to the hospital.Broach says the vehicle was swept away when the driver went around the road closure barricade.Georgetown County Fire, Midway Fire and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office were all on scene.Please remember to Copyright 2...More >>
    Crews have rescued a man whose truck was swept away in moving water on St. Delight Road off Highway 521 in Georgetown County Sunday evening.Georgetown spokesperson Jackie Broach says the man is being transported to the hospital.Broach says the vehicle was swept away when the driver went around the road closure barricade.Georgetown County Fire, Midway Fire and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office were all on scene.Please remember to Copyright 2...More >>
  • Residents around Horry County deal with widespread flooding

    Residents around Horry County deal with widespread flooding

    Monday, October 5 2015 5:02 AM EDT2015-10-05 09:02:47 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 5:02 AM EDT2015-10-05 09:02:47 GMT
    As we continue to monitor new developments with this storm, there's a lot to look at in the hours, days and weeks to come, especially in terms of clean up from these flood waters and assessing the damage left behind.Conor McCue went to some of the hardest hit areas locally Sunday night, and reported from the Carolina Forest Neighborhood off West Perry Road.As of Sunday night, the community had seen five to ten inches of rain over the past several days.More >>
    As we continue to monitor new developments with this storm, there's a lot to look at in the hours, days and weeks to come, especially in terms of clean up from these flood waters and assessing the damage left behind.Conor McCue went to some of the hardest hit areas locally Sunday night, and reported from the Carolina Forest Neighborhood off West Perry Road.As of Sunday night, the community had seen five to ten inches of rain over the past several days.More >>
  • Obeying the signs you see on the roadways

    Obeying the signs you see on the roadways

    Sunday, October 4 2015 11:16 PM EDT2015-10-05 03:16:03 GMT
    Sunday, October 4 2015 11:16 PM EDT2015-10-05 03:16:03 GMT
    One of the busiest roadways, Highway 501, was shut down on Sunday due to all the flooding before Broadway Street. This was a prime example of why you should stay off the roads.Earlier on Sunday video was shot in Georgetown where cars were submerged in water. Two were stuck on Highway 17, both of which had to be towed away.In some locations, people started to ditch their cars and take to foot to find a way home.At 82nd Parkway there was a group of people frustrat...More >>
    One of the busiest roadways, Highway 501, was shut down on Sunday due to all the flooding before Broadway Street. This was a prime example of why you should stay off the roads.Earlier on Sunday video was shot in Georgetown where cars were submerged in water. Two were stuck on Highway 17, both of which had to be towed away.In some locations, people started to ditch their cars and take to foot to find a way home.At 82nd Parkway there was a group of people frustrat...More >>
  • Multiple rescues take place in Florence County

    Multiple rescues take place in Florence County

    Sunday, October 4 2015 10:48 PM EDT2015-10-05 02:48:26 GMT
    Sunday, October 4 2015 10:48 PM EDT2015-10-05 02:48:26 GMT
    Source: Jackie BroachSource: Jackie Broach
    Florence County was placed under a state of emergency on Sunday.At around 7 p.m. a county wide curfew kicked in.It is mandatory that you stay inside of your homes and do not drive on the roads.A spokesman for the sheriff's office tells me if you are caught out on the roads for a non-emergency you can be taken to jail.This curfew comes after many water rescues on Sunday.In the Black Creek area of Florence County more than 15 people had to be rescued.In the lower po...More >>
    Florence County was placed under a state of emergency on Sunday.At around 7 p.m. a county wide curfew kicked in.It is mandatory that you stay inside of your homes and do not drive on the roads.A spokesman for the sheriff's office tells me if you are caught out on the roads for a non-emergency you can be taken to jail.This curfew comes after many water rescues on Sunday.In the Black Creek area of Florence County more than 15 people had to be rescued.In the lower po...More >>
  • Viewer video shows widespread flooding problems

    Viewer video shows widespread flooding problems

    Saturday, October 3 2015 1:09 PM EDT2015-10-03 17:09:27 GMT
    Sunday, October 4 2015 9:42 PM EDT2015-10-05 01:42:19 GMT
    Videos sent from viewers across the area are showing widespread flooding issues on roads and in around homes across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.Mobile users, tap here to view all the videosJerry Price sent a video Saturday morning from Cordgress Lane off Highway 57 in Little River showing water around many homes in his neighborhood.Sarah Zelinski sent video of fast-flowing water at Jeffries Creek being the Cypress Point Townhomes in Florence.Dawn Marie provided video of...More >>
    Videos sent from viewers across the area are showing widespread flooding issues on roads and in around homes across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.Mobile users, tap here to view all the videosJerry Price sent a video Saturday morning from Cordgress Lane off Highway 57 in Little River showing water around many homes in his neighborhood.Sarah Zelinski sent video of fast-flowing water at Jeffries Creek being the Cypress Point Townhomes in Florence.Dawn Marie provided video of...More >>
  • Breaking

    Coast Guard rescues stranded mother, infant from flooded house rooftop in Huger

    Coast Guard rescues stranded mother, infant from flooded house rooftop in Huger

    Sunday, October 4 2015 8:45 PM EDT2015-10-05 00:45:36 GMT
    Sunday, October 4 2015 8:45 PM EDT2015-10-05 00:45:36 GMT
    Source: U.S. Coast GuardSource: U.S. Coast Guard
    The following is a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:A mother and her infant were rescued from the roof of their flooded home by a Coast Guard air crew in Huger, S.C. Sunday.Cristi Mueller and Kailynn Walts, her 15-month-old daughter, became stranded due to heavy rain and flooding. Both mother and child are in good condition with no injuries.The Coast Guard was notified of the distress by the family at 6:24 a.m. They reported being stranded in their home due to severe flooding in ...More >>
    The following is a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:A mother and her infant were rescued from the roof of their flooded home by a Coast Guard air crew in Huger, S.C. Sunday.Cristi Mueller and Kailynn Walts, her 15-month-old daughter, became stranded due to heavy rain and flooding. Both mother and child are in good condition with no injuries.The Coast Guard was notified of the distress by the family at 6:24 a.m. They reported being stranded in their home due to severe flooding in ...More >>
  • Fake image purports to show shark swimming in flooded NMB highway

    Fake image purports to show shark swimming in flooded NMB highway

    Sunday, October 4 2015 5:26 PM EDT2015-10-04 21:26:19 GMT
    Sunday, October 4 2015 5:26 PM EDT2015-10-04 21:26:19 GMT
    No, sharks are not invading our flooded highways, and the photoshopped image circulating around Facebook purporting to show this has been used to multiple times since August 2011.More >>
    No, sharks are not invading our flooded highways, and the photoshopped image circulating around Facebook purporting to show this has been used to multiple times since August 2011.More >>
  • 24-hour SC "help-line" to answer flood-related questions

    24-hour SC "help-line" to answer flood-related questions

    Saturday, October 3 2015 3:20 PM EDT2015-10-03 19:20:39 GMT
    Saturday, October 3 2015 3:20 PM EDT2015-10-03 19:20:39 GMT
    Source: SCEMDSource: SCEMD
    If you have questions about severe weather conditions in our state, a toll-free telephone line has been set up to help.You can direct your questions to 1-866-246-0133. The Public Information Phone System will operate 24-hours a day while hazardous conditions continue.More >>
    If you have questions about severe weather conditions in our state, a toll-free telephone line has been set up to help.You can direct your questions to 1-866-246-0133. The Public Information Phone System will operate 24-hours a day while hazardous conditions continue.More >>
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  • When and where to go

    More free tetanus vaccinations offered to flood victims

    More free tetanus vaccinations offered to flood victims

    Monday, October 12 2015 8:45 PM EDT2015-10-13 00:45:56 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 4:46 PM EDT2015-10-13 20:46:50 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    DHEC has announced free tetanus vaccination clinics The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced additional tetanus vaccination clinics in Florence, Georgetown, Lexington, Richland and Williamsburg counties.Clinics to date resulted in 1,362 people receiving a tetanus vaccine. The vaccine is recommended if it's been 10 years or more since your lasttetanus vaccination or you have experienced an injury ...More >>
    DHEC has announced free tetanus vaccination clinics The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced additional tetanus vaccination clinics in Florence, Georgetown, Lexington, Richland and Williamsburg counties.Clinics to date resulted in 1,362 people receiving a tetanus vaccine. The vaccine is recommended if it's been 10 years or more since your lasttetanus vaccination or you have experienced an injury ...More >>
  • Updated Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

    ROAD CLOSURES with anticipated opening dates

    ROAD CLOSURES with anticipated opening dates

    Saturday, October 3 2015 8:15 AM EDT2015-10-03 12:15:13 GMT
    Wednesday, December 23 2015 3:49 PM EST2015-12-23 20:49:44 GMT
    Source: SCDOTSource: SCDOT
    Several roads are closed, washed-out, or affected by flooding and high waters. The South Carolina Department of Transportation reports the following closures and flooded roads since Saturday. More >>

    Several roads are closed, washed-out, or affected by flooding and high waters. The South Carolina Department of Transportation reports the following closures and flooded roads since Saturday.

    More >>
  • You can help

    How to volunteer, donate money, resources to flood victims

    How to volunteer, donate money, resources to flood victims

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 12:49 PM EDT2015-10-06 16:49:58 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 7:54 AM EDT2015-10-09 11:54:51 GMT
     The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has listed ways you can donate and help victims recover from the severe flooding that has left damage across the state and many with losses from their homes.Money donations: Please send directly to charitable organizations who are assisting the state from the list belowAdventist Community Services-1.877.227.2702American Red Cross of Central South Carolina-1.800.435.7669Feeding America-1.800.771.2303Harvest ...More >>
     The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has listed ways you can donate and help victims recover from the severe flooding that has left damage across the state and many with losses from their homes.Money donations: Please send directly to charitable organizations who are assisting the state from the list belowAdventist Community Services-1.877.227.2702American Red Cross of Central South Carolina-1.800.435.7669Feeding America-1.800.771.2303Harvest ...More >>
  • What you need to know

    Applying for federal disaster assistance, and what comes next

    Applying for federal disaster assistance, and what comes next

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 4:35 PM EDT2015-10-13 20:35:45 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 4:35 PM EDT2015-10-13 20:35:45 GMT
    (Source: FEMA Facebook)(Source: FEMA Facebook)
    Residents impacted by the historic flooding in South Carolina earlier this month can apply for federal disaster assistance from FEMA. To register, head to: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/, call 1-800-621-3362, or visit a nearby Disaster Recovery Center to apply in person. More >>
    Residents impacted by the historic flooding in South Carolina earlier this month can apply for federal disaster assistance from FEMA. To register, head to: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/, call 1-800-621-3362, or visit a nearby Disaster Recovery Center to apply in person. More >>
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