Florence County officials lift mandatory evacuation order for Zone 2

September 24, 2018

EFFINGHAM, S.C. – Florence County Officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation order for Zone 2 along Lynches River from US 52 bridge downstream to the US 378 bridge to include:

N Old Georgetown Road from Hwy 52 to Creek RoadChester Road and Plum Road @ Hwy 52Othello Road from N Old Georgetown to Henneghan RoadGause Canal Road from Lemuel Road to N Old Georgetown RoadNew Coward Road from Gause Canal to Pine Forest RoadAnderson Bridge between Bayberry Road and N Old Georgetown RoadE Friendfield Road from Union School to Francis Marion RoadFrancis Marion Road on the East side of Lynches RiverBayberry RoadE Williams RoadCatfish RoadJeffords RoadE. Friendfield RoadCockfield Landing RoadLitter Fishery RoadWeaver LaneCourtney Point RoadDove LaneAlbany RoadRuth RoadHenneghan RoadCooper RoadChances WayBunk RoadDarby RoadCrawford RoadPine Forrest RoadBush LaneDurango RoadCambridge RoadLockwood RoadWorrell LaneSwamp Fox RoadBlack Elbow LaneIndigo Landing RoadHorse House RoadNew Coward RoadDOT Ave.Cypress RoadCheat LaneWicklow RoadFawn LaneChester RdClearbrookGrands LnJimmy LnKirk Rd

Some roads in the area maybe damaged or have standing water. These have been blocked by barriers, do not remove or drive around barriers. Please use precaution when returning to your homes. It is safe to return to your residents, but please follow these helpful tips as you return home.

Before entering your home, look outside for down or low hanging power lines, damaged gas lines, foundation cracks or other damage. Parts of your home maybe collapsed or damaged. Approach entrances carefully. See if porch roofs and overhangs have all their supports.Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes that may have come into your home with the floodwater.If you smell natural or propane, gas or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and call the fire department.If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water.Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.Materials such as cleaning products, paint, batteries, contaminated fuel and damaged fuel containers are hazardous. Check with local authorities for assistance with disposal to avoid risk.During cleanup, wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots.Clean and disinfect everything that got wet. Mud left from floodwater can contain sewage and other harmful chemicals.Make sure your food and water are safe. Discard items that have come in contact with floodwater, including canned goods, water bottles, plastic utensils and baby bottle nipples. When in doubt, throw it out!

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