Florence County issues evacuation order for some Lynches River neighborhoods

September 22, 2018

EFFINGHAM, S.C. – Residents in the following areas must evacuate immediately due to severe flooding -- from Highway 301 Bridge downstream to the Highway 52 Bridge to include:

Kelley Road from N Bethel Road to Old Creek RoadW Old # 4 Hwy from Salem Road to Hwy 52McAllister Mill Road from W Old # 4 Hwy to Wylie RoadOak Grove Road from E Deer Road to Meadow ProngMeadow Prong from Olanta Hwy to Oak Grove RoadApril LaneSnookim LaneAckerman DriveStarburst RoadYork LaneRainbow RoadJohnnie Lee RoadMary’s Shortcut RoadWheeler RoadBen Gause RoadCounty Park RoadBagpipe LaneMary Shortcut RoadJohnnie Lee RoadCuster RoadBonanza RoadSpine RoadOld Creek RoadQuail LaneDelta RoadButterbean RoadGingerbread LaneSyrup Mill RoadHawkins LaneGreen Forrest RoadMary RoadPole Cat RoadBluefield RoadFork RoadHill RoadWylie RoadStrickland Farm RoadFloyd LaneRevell LaneYellow Bluff RoadWedge LaneTower CirWendy RoadStumps LaneSerenity RoadFarmtree RoadFarm RoadRoundtree RoadW Deer RoadE Deer RoadHall RoadKirby RoadGaymon RoadW Tedder RoadSaps CircleRiver Bank RoadTroy Brown RoadMossy Grove Lane

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 medicationExtra clothingCot or sleeping padPillowsBlanketsHygiene suppliesImportant documentsAny 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Residents evacuating are asked to leave with some proof of residency for reentry purposes once the order to evacuate is rescinded.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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