This Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, photo provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation shows little fish on the Interstate 40 in Pender County in eastern North Carolina after the water disappeared. Thousands of residents remained on edge Sunday, told they need to leave their homes, because the rivers are still rising more than a week after the Hurricane Florence struck in the Carolina’s. (Jeff Garrett/N. C. Department of Transportation via AP)
BLADENBORO, N. C. – Rivers swell with the water of the former Hurricane Florence threatened to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands of ready to evacuate.
More than a week after Florence crashed out of the Carolina’s, all of the water from heavy rainfall is almost at the coast. Authorities in Georgetown County, South Carolina, they say up to 8,000 people to be alert for possible evacuations starting on Monday in the expectation of a “record-event” of up to 10 feet (3 meters) of water.
Officials are especially a look at the meters along the Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers, and said people should be ready to leave homes in the potential inundation areas for potentially life-threatening flooding begins setting in as early as Tuesday.
Florence struck the Carolinas Sept. 14, dumping heavy rain and claiming at least 43 lives on its slow passage north.