Slow-moving storms prompt afternoon flood advisories

Horry County, SC - SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - A slow-moving line of thunderstorms has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for parts of Horry and Marion counties late Friday afternoon.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service said the storms have the potential to dump more than three inches of rain in some areas, increasing the chances of minor flooding. A southern shift by the system could produce an addition two inches of rainfall.

Areas affected by the advisory include Aynor and Galivants Ferry. Residents are asked to be cautious of standing water and to refrain from driving vehicles into areas where water is covering the roadway.

Initial reports show sections of Church Street, James Jones Boulevard, Palmetto Street and Cheves Street are experiencing minor flooding. Drivers are being asked to avoid the areas and find alternate routes.

The flood advisory will stay in effect until 6:30 p.m.

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