FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. – Florence County received between 4"-8" of rainfall last night with the heaviest falling on the west side of Florence, Effingham and Olanta, according to Florence County Emergency Management.
Early reports indicate a washed out bridge on Whippoorwill Rd in Florence and another washed out on W. Oshay Rd in Lake City. There have been reports of roads covered by water in Florence, Lake City and Quinby. Due to the amount of rainfall we have received water levels for the rivers running through the county have also gone up overnight.
Black Creek: Currently 11.95' Flood Stage 10' Crest 17.4' Oct. 6
Lynches River: Currently 7.55' Flood Stage 14' Crest 11.8' Oct. 7
Pee Dee River: Currently 11.22' Flood Stage 19' Crest 22.8' Oct. 7
According to the National Weather Service, there will be a break in the weather Saturday before a second rain system comes through on Sunday. The current forecast shows the southwest and southern parts of the county (West Florence, Lake City, Johnsonville, Olanta, Effingham and Timmonsville) could receive another 7"-10" with the rest of the county receiving 3"-5".
Our Emergency Operations Center has moved to OPCON 4 and we are continuing to monitor the situation.
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