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Flooding recognized in Socastee

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Socastee residents have reached out concerning issues with flooding in their home areas. Officials have recognized these areas and working to assist residents. 

According to Horry County Public Information Officer Lisa Bourcier, DNR, Coast Guard and Horry County police have 10 boats out and checking people and their homes.  Additionally, they have vehicles to get to people if they need help. 

People with medical concerns are advised not to stay in flooded area because it may take longer to get out. 

Checkpoints are also taking place. 

4 checkpoints in Socastee area: River Road, Rosewood, Star Creek and Folly road. Residents can talk with the officers managing the checkpoints.
10 more checkpoints along the Waccamaw.

There will be an Horry County Police Officer 24/7 at each post along with 1-2 national guardsman; they are running on 12 hour shifts. 
Residents can also call emergency management, 843-915-5150.  The emergency management office is still activated if there is something the officers can’t address. 

For previous coverage on Socastee flooding issues, click here .

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