Flash Flood Warning issued in Horry, Georgetown counties

Flash Flood Warning issued in Horry, Georgetown counties

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A flash flood warning is in effect for Horry and Georgetown counties until 4:15 p.m. Friday.

Surfside Beach Police Chief Rodney Keziah says they have reports that Ocean Boulevard is flooded between 1st Avenue South and 3rd Avenue South. If they determine the road is flooded, it will be closed.

Below is information from the National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flash Flood Warning for northeastern Georgetown county in northeastern South Carolina and southwestern Horry County in northeastern South Carolina until 4:15 p.m.

At 2:15 p.m., doppler radar indicated a thunderstorm producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Myrtle Beach, Conway, Surfside Beach, Red Hill, Springmaid Pier, Socastee, Garden City, Myrtle Beach Airport, Murrells Inlet, Horry, Hickory Grove, Homewood, Dongola, Bucksport, Bucksville, Nixonville, Goretown, Pee Dee Crossroads, Adrian, and Forestbrook.

Additional rainfall amounts of two to three inches are possible in the warned area.

This includes the following highways: SC Highway 31 between mile markers 5 and 11, SC Highway 22 between mile markers 1 and 22.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. Please report flooding to the NWS in Wilmington at 800-697-3901 when you can do so safely.

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