Florence County implements curfew, calls for mandatory evacuations

September 15, 2018

EFFINGHAM, S.C. – As more rainfall hits Florence County this afternoon, conditions throughout the county are continuing to deteriorate and are becoming more hazardous by the hour.

Thursday Florence County Council issued a proclamation declaring a State of Emergency for all of Florence County due to Hurricane Florence.

Pursuant to the Proclamation, the Florence County Director of Emergency Management, the Florence County Administrator, and the Sheriff of Florence County herby implement the following:

A countywide mandatory curfew from 8 P.M. until 7 A.M. for non-emergency activities. Exceptions to the curfew include essential public safety/medical employees and essential industry staff until further notice.The mandatory evacuation along Black Creek of Nena Lane, Split Rail Drive, E. Black Creek Drive, Stag Horn Lane, Atlee Court, Crooked Creek Drive and Creekside Drive, beginning immediately and to be completed by noon tomorrow.The evacuation also includes the following area along Lynches River, Ben Gause Road, Hawkins Landing Road, Meadowprong Road (Dirt portion of the road), Roundtree Road, Fork Road, and North Old Georgetown Road in the vicinity of New Hope and Lynches River County Park.

The danger to the public will increase as darkness falls, and visibility is further reduced. Do not attempt to enter flooded areas as it could pose an immediate threat to your safety.

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