Georgetown County adds extra sandbag distribution hours for Wednesday

Myrtle Beach distributes sandbags

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Those who are still in need of sandbags will be able to get some on Wednesday in Georgetown County.

Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at four locations:

  • North Santee Park, 1577 Mt. Zion Ave, Georgetown
  • Plantersville Park, 180 Jackson Village Rd., Georgetown
  • Waccamaw Middle School, 247 Wildcat Way, Pawleys Island
  • Wachesaw Park, 3950 Old Kings Hwy., Murrells Inlet

The sandbags are limited to 10 per person.

The county said it went through nine truckloads of sand across all four locations on Tuesday.

The city of Myrtle Beach also went through several loads of sand for residents but said that Tuesday is the only day they’re offering sand. There will not be any sandbag distribution on Wednesday.

The community came together as some were helping others dig or take bags to their cars.

Bill Waters was one Myrtle Beach resident who stepped up to help out. He was an early bird but stayed around to lend a helping hand.

“The good Lord put it in my heart to help others, ya know, that’s what I’m here to do,” Waters said. “That’s what everyone should do is help others, regardless what the matter is.”

Gregory Busch was another resident picking up sandbags Tuesday. He said he’s never been through a hurricane before and he’s doing everything he can to prepare.

“I’m very nervous, right now my stomach is rumbling,” Busch said. “I’m worried about her, I’d like her to go somewhere else and let me ride it out by myself but as it seems I’m stuck.”

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