Water rescue crews assist in possible evacuations in Georgetown - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Water rescue crews assist in possible evacuations in Georgetown County

(Source: AP Images) (Source: AP Images)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF News) - Chief Doug Eggimen with Midway Fire Rescue confirmed a water rescue crew from their station was sent to Georgetown County to help with possible evacuations.

According to the National Weather Service, the area is under a flood warning. Jackie Broach, a spokesperson for the county, says some homes near Hopsewee Plantation and along Crow Hill Drive above the North Santee River were being impacted, but no one was in any immediate danger.'

Broach said water rescue crews reported that they did see some rising water while responding to a call from a resident concerned that they may get trapped in their home.

However, no one along Crow Hill Drive requested to be evacuated, according to Broach. She says they are continuing to monitor the situation though. 

Georgetown County Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hucks said no houses or yards were underwater as of 10:00 p.m Sunday night but water was impacting access roads and some wooded areas.

Copyright 2016 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly