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Flood Warning for Great Pee Dee River

HORRY COUNTY (WMBF) - After a short break from torrential rain, the Great Pee Dee River is once again under a flood warning. The warning is in effect from Wednesday morning until Thursday evening.

Flood stage for the Great Pee Dee River is 19.0 feet and the river is expected to rise to 19.1 feet by Wednesday evening, but will fall below flood stage by Thursday morning. When the river reaches flood stage, flood waters begin to affect swamplands adjacent to the river.

Although a cause for some concern, this expected minor flooding is not as bad as what resulted from flooding rains in early July, when the Great Pee Dee reached over 23 feet.

The forecasted minor flooding of the Great Pee Dee is not expected to affect homes, businesses or travel. With a nicer forecast ahead with less rain and more sun, rising water levels should quickly recede.

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