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Florence County calls for Zone 2 Lynches River evacuations

September 22, 2018

EFFINGHAM, S.C. – Residents in the following areas must evacuate immediately due to severe flooding -- from Highway 52 bridge to Highway 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

If you are evacuating, you should pack the following essential items in case the evacuation period is lengthy: required medications, adequate clothing and essential personal items. If you are going to a local emergency shelter, bring their own comfort items like pillows and blankets along with special food items for small children or if you are on a restricted diet. If you are headed to a shelter, it is important that you bring some key items for yourself.

The American Red Cross encourages people to bring the following items for each member of their family:

Prescription and emergency medication

Extra clothing

Cot or sleeping pad

Pillows

Blankets

Hygiene supplies

Important documents

Any other comfort items

You should not leave pets behind. Plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas. Residents with pets can go to an emergency shelter. Workers at the shelter will make arrangements for you and your pets. Residents evacuating are asked to leave with some proof of residency for reentry purposes once the order to evacuate is rescinded.

We have opened four shelters as of 7 a.m. Friday at the following locations:

Johnsonville First Baptist Church, 145 North Georgetown Hwy, Johnsonville, SCCoward Community Center, 109 East Friendfield Road, Coward, SCSTARS Gym, 1409 South Church Street, Florence, SCMt Clair Missionary Baptist Church, 1009 East Main Street, Lake City, SC

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