Multiple rescues take place in Florence County

Multiple rescues take place in Florence County

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Florence County was placed under a state of emergency on Sunday.

At around 7 p.m. a county wide curfew kicked in.

It is mandatory that you stay inside of your homes and do not drive on the roads.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office tells me if you are caught out on the roads for a non-emergency you can be taken to jail.

This curfew comes after many water rescues on Sunday.

In the Black Creek area of Florence County more than 15 people had to be rescued.

In the lower portion of the county, rescues took place and also multiple accidents including entrapments.

Multiple roads are closed in Florence. See list of road closure here:

"If you don't have to go anywhere and it's not an emergency for you to get somewhere stay at home.  Especially because the roads right now are getting more rain. We have been getting rain all weekend. So these roads are wet and some of them are covered with water, don't drive though heavily watered areas," spokesman for Florence County Sheriff's Office said.

Florence County was operating at OPCON 2 on Sunday.

Officials were in the emergency operations center and emergency personnel was spread throughout the county helping people.

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