Conway police help residents bag during Dorian preparations

Conway preps ahead of Hurricane Dorian

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Conway police officers lent a helping hand to residents as they prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

Officers helped residents bag sand to protect their homes and businesses from any potential flooding.

Conway police officers helped people in the community sandbag as Dorian approaches.
Conway police officers helped people in the community sandbag as Dorian approaches. (Source: WMBF News)

The sandbagging location is in Sherwood Forest Park along Sherwood Drive. Sand and sandbags are free for residents.

This comes as the National Weather Service has issued a Flood warning for the Waccamaw River in Conway.

Horry County Emergency Management Director, Randy Webster stressed the importance of monitoring the storm even if you live outside the mandated evacuation Zone A.

Those further inland are still expects to see tropical storm force winds and plenty of rain fall, which had dozens filling sandbags at Sherwood Park off Long Avenue.

A large majority of the homes surrounding the park have either been bought out by FEMA and torn down or lifted several feet off the ground above previous flood levels.

Residents in the area say everyone’s on guard and preparing for the worst and hopping for the best.

Each year they hope the next will be better, however the storms seem to just keep getting stronger.

Leaders with at the EOC advise over the next few days to lend a helping hand to your neighbor especially those that are elderly and might be living alone.

There is also plenty of space available at the hurricane shelters throughout the county for those with no place to go.

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