Flood conditions could threaten homes near Black Creek in Florence County

A Google Map image of Creekside Drive.
A Google Map image of Creekside Drive.

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Residents living near Black Creek in Florence County should be prepared to move their family and pets this weekend if flood conditions worsen, according to the Florence County Emergency Management Division.

Water levels near Quinby are expected to crest at 11.6 feet on Sunday, which is above the 10-foot flood stage for Black Creek. This forecasted level could put floodwaters in most yards of residences on Creekside Drive.

"Creekside Drive could also be cut by floodwaters and homes on the lower end of Creekside Drive and Crooked Creek Road become isolated and inaccessible by emergency vehicles," a FCEMD official stated in a news release. "Florence County residents living near Black Creek are urged to closely monitor weather conditions and creek levels. Be prepared to move to your family and pets to safety if conditions should worsen."

FCEMD will continue to monitor weather forecasts, and WMBF News will provide updates as more information is released.

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