Some homes were surrounded by six feet of floodwater. The waterway was not expected to drop below 18 feet or so until sometime next week. Officials said the worst of the flooding started Wednesday and last until Thursday, leaving only one highway. Georgetown, located on Winyah Bay, where multiple rivers converge , is expected to see record flooding as a result of Florence. Earlier in the week, county officials urged nearly 8,000 Georgetown residents to evacuate ahead of a “record event” of up to 10 feet of flooding.
Aerial view of floods in Carolina
Georgetown County officials anticipate floodwaters will deluge bridgeS. The flooding was also expected near parts of the Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers. Some areas never flooded before. North Carolina is still dealing with the storm’s after-effects including fallen trees, debris and floodwaters. More rain is forecast for the area. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s office said a 67-year-old man died while cleaning up storm debris in Craven County. The death is the 36th storm fatality for the state. Across multiple states, at least 47 deaths have been attributed to Florence. Images captured by NASA show massive amounts of debris flowing into ocean. It’s pollution with a lot of risk for the environment.