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Strong storms leave behind wet roads, power outages

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Severe weather conditions have tricked off Thursday after a disorganized weather system that brought flash flooding and high winds to parts of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee overnight.

The powerful storms that swept through the area brought unofficial reports of nearly 4 inches of rainfall to Horry County, according to the WMBF Storm Team. Areas of the Pee Dee received 1 to 3 inches of rainfall from the weather-maker.

The heavy rain caused treacherous driving conditions for the Thursday morning commute, temporarily flooding roadways and filling drainage ditches.

See flooding pictures from the WMBF News Nation

No widespread power outages were reported throughout the Grand Strand and Pee Dee during the overnight hours when the severe weather was at its strongest. Santee Cooper officials said isolated outages affected 75 customers, while eight outages affected an estimated 22 Progress Energy customers.

Progress Energy's website said power would be restored to customers by 12:15 p.m.

Despite improving conditions through daybreak Thursday, a flash flood watch issued on Wednesday will remain in effect for portions of southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina through Friday morning.

Counties under the watch include Brunswick, Robeson, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg and Horry counties.

Check out the WMBFnews.com Severe Weather page for tips on how to handle flooding in your area.


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