FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Florence County is now issuing a mandatory evacuation for some areas along Lynches River due to rising river levels; this is in agreement with the Proclamation Florence County Council issued on Sunday.
According to a release from Florence County Emergency Management, the evacuation includes the following areas along Lynches River:
- Ben Gause Rd.
- Hawkins Landing Rd.
- Meadowprong Rd. (Dirt portion of the road)
- Roundtree Rd.
- Fork Rd.
The rising flood waters pose an imminent threat to residents and responders.
According to the National Weather Service, the water levels are predicted to increase into the night.
It is in the best interest of public safety that this mandatory evacuation be executed immediately.