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Black Creek in Florence County to reach flood stage

Black Creek in Florence County is forecast to reach flood stage Saturday night. (Source: WMBF News) Black Creek in Florence County is forecast to reach flood stage Saturday night. (Source: WMBF News)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The National Weather Service projects Black Creek in Florence County to move into minor flood stage Saturday evening due to the rain brought to the region by Tropical Storm Hermine.

According to a press release from Florence County Emergency Management, Black Creek rose much faster than previously forecast and was projected to crest around 12.5 feet by Sunday morning.

As of 10 p.m., Friday, the creek was at 6.11 feet and was forecast to move into minor flood stage Saturday evening, the release stated.

Flood stage is 10 feet.

When the creek reaches 12.5 feet, floodwaters will impact Creekside Drive and East Black Creek Road in Florence County, with water nearing a few homes, according to FCEM.

Homes along East Black Creek Road will become isolated and residents must use boats to exit the neighborhood.

FCEM will continue to monitor the situation and send out more information as it becomes available.

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