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First Ride III meeting after the historic flooding

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County's Ride III is starting to focus on which major road projects to tackle next and this historic weather could possibly impact construction decisions.

The Ride III committee met Thursday and although it's in the beginning stages of the process the committee will be making the calls on which road projects will be pushed through first.

Committee members went into the meeting talking about the flooding, discussing how some of their own neighborhoods were flooded.

Brent Schultz just flew a drone over the Waccamaw River to see the flooding for himself.

He says he can't imagine the committee wouldn’t take the recent flooding into account.

Especially looking at projects like Palmetto Pointe and its connection to Highway 544 and the projects that would affect evacuation routes.

“Well one of the projects we are looking at is a SEL, the Southern Evacuation Lifeline, road, and that would go through the Waccamaw area, the Bucksport area, and be able to get people out of the south end of Myrtle Beach," Schultz said.

Schulz wants to remind people the Ride III committee does accept public input and urges anyone with concerns to come forward.

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