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Residents pray for relief through threat of Waccamaw River rising

Horry County, SC -

Parts of Horry County have seen 3 to 7 inches of rain the last several days. This rainfall caused the Waccamaw River to rise to 11 feet Wednesday afternoon, which is right at flood stage, and it was forecasted to rise to 11.1 feet Wednesday night and remain at that level through Friday.

With the threat of more water creeping towards their homes, some residents in Horry County are praying for relief. 

The Lees Landing area was one of the hardest hit communities during major flooding last month, and many people who live there had just started the process up cleaning up the damage.

However, for some of them, the process is now on hold. They're waiting to see what further damage is left behind after the Waccamaw River rises above flood state yet again Wednesday night.

"You don't ever get prepared for it," Carl Stroud said."It just happens, and you can't prepare yourself. You see it coming, and all you can do is just wait until it comes up and goes down and try to keep going...that's all you can do."

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