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Forestbrook family hit by flood sees water finally receding

A house on Roberta Lane is surrounded by water (Source: Amy Lipman) A house on Roberta Lane is surrounded by water (Source: Amy Lipman)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Water still surrounds houses along the Intracoastal Waterway, including many on streets off Forestbrook Road.

Horry County Emergency Management Director Randy Webster said the county won’t know any details about how many houses the Intracoastal Waterway has affected until the water goes down and assessments can be done.

Ken Roensch, who lives on Roberta Lane, said it looks like the water has started to recede.

He said the water missed the interior of his house by 18 inches. He measured the flooding outside of his house at its peak Sunday at about four feet.

“We knew it was going to get close, but we were happy it wasn’t going to get inside the house,” he said.

Roensch’s granddaughter’s outside art studio wasn’t spared though. It has about a foot of water inside of it.

“It’s a little bit stressful and the money that has to go back into repairing what has been damaged may be a little bit, but I believe we can get through it and it’ll be fixed very soon,” said Cambrea Christopher, who studies digital arts at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

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