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Georgetown moves to OPCON 3 Monday

(Source: Georgetown County) (Source: Georgetown County)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY - Georgetown County government has lowered its operating status to OPCON 3 at noon Monday. The county was operating at the highest level of readiness, OPCON 1 for more than a week. 

OPCON 3 is a "standby" status which means a threat may still be possible but full emergency operations have reduced and the county is beginning the shift into full recovery mode. 

The county's Emergency Operations Center is still operational 24-hours a day, but overnight staffing will be limited. County responders will continue to support municipalities in their response and recovery efforts.

Decreasing water levels in the county have been reported and the National Weather Service has predicted the worst flooding for the county should be over.

Tidal flooding should still be anticipated; tides should be elevated, but major coastal flooding is not expected.

The county’s 24-hour Disaster Call Center remains active at (843) 545-3273. An automated hotline is also still active at (843) 545-3900.

For updates and winter safety precaution information, visit http://www.gtcounty.org or www.facebook.com/gtcountysc 

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