(September 24, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.)
Roads and bridges across the Pee Dee remain closed as Georgetown County authorities put more than 8,000 people on alert for possible evacuations this week. Areas set to be impacted by rising floodwaters are making their final preparartions for the possible dangers ahead.
State and local officials are keeping a close eye on the Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers, opening shelters and distributing free sandbags to area residents in potential flood zones. Residents in nearby areas not expected to flood have also been encouraged to evacuate since some roads will likely be cut off and impassable.
Coastal areas and northeastern areas of South Carolina including Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, and Marlboro counties have been severely impacted by inland flooding. South Carolina will continue to feel the impacts as historic water levels are reached and rivers crest during the week.
You can view a real-time map of flooding-related closures with this SCDOT map.
SC hospital leaders in affected areas should continue to track and document storm related activities for insurance and reimbursement purposes.
Hospitals can access SCDHEC's Post-Disaster Hospital Reopening Procedures here.
For more resources on SC hospital emergency procedures, visit the SCHA Emergency Preparedness Webpage.
If you need SCHA, our team is standing by to help and can be reached at 803-603-8580 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SCHA has hosted recorded calls everyday thoughout the event: