STORM UPDATE - ' They are calling it the Thousand Year Flood ' - Myrtle Beach, SC

STORM UPDATE - Myrtle Beach Flooding - Pawleys Island Flooding - Garden City Flooding - Surfside Beach Flooding

    I hope you and the family are safe and didn't get caught in any of the recent storms we've experienced throughout South Carolina.    

The worst of the flooding has come and gone! The rain has stopped and the flood waters have started to subside. Over the last 72 hours we’ve had 1,000’s of phone calls, emails, and text messages expressing concern and/or were interested in a local’s perspective of the flooding since the media is somewhat designed to only report the news that will result in the highest ratings.

The flooding was more severe in some areas of Myrtle Beach than others.  Sunday and Monday most businesses were closed. Today (Monday) Horry and Georgetown County schools and Government Offices were closed. Tuesday schools, businesses, and government offices will be opening with a delay and some will remain closed depending on their location along the Grand Strand.

   

Below is a brief description of the severity of the flooding per area.    

North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River – Significant / life threatening Flooding. *Some properties did experience significant damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in North Myrtle Beach; Please post them to www.facebook.com/NorthMyrtleBeachSC    

The City Of Myrtle Beach – Moderate flooding, but overall not life threating or severely damaging. If you have pictures of the flooding in Myrtle Beach; Please post them to http://www.facebook.com/BuyMyrtleBeachRealEstateCarolina

Carolina Forest Area of Myrtle Beach – Significant flooding in many neighborhoods due to lakes and ponds overflowing. Portions of Highway 501 was closed due to severe flooding. Sections of I-95 just outside Myrtle Beach were also closed because of the flooding. *Some properties did experience damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in Myrtle Beach; Please post them to www.facebook.com/BuyMyrtleBeachRealEstate    

Socastee Area of Myrtle Beach - Significant flooding in neighborhoods/properties on or close to the waterway. Some flooding inland, but not severe in most communities. *Some properties did experience damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in Myrtle Beach; Please post them to www.facebook.com/BuyMyrtleBeachRealEstate

   

Forestbrook Area of Myrtle Beach Moderate flooding in select neighborhoods. *Some properties did experience damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in Myrtle Beach; Please post them to www.facebook.com/BuyMyrtleBeachRealEstate    

The Waccamaw River, The Black River, The Sampit River, The Intracoastal Waterway, and other River Systems that run through Georgetown and Horry Counties flooded homes and property located within a few hundred feet. The waterways also spilled over onto some roads throughout the area causing washouts and some sink holes. *Some properties did experience significant damage.

Surfside BeachVery little to no flooding throughout the Town of Surfside Beach (this also includes the areas surrounding Dogwood Lake). The area did experience light flooding east of ocean blvd.  Some Neighborhoods west of Highway 17 with several ponds/lakes throughout the communities did experience some ‘road closing’ flood waters. *Most of the flooding did not cause any damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in Surfside Beach; Please post them to www.facebook.com/SurfsideBeachSouthCarolina    

Garden City Beach - Significant Flooding. *Some properties did experience significant damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in Garden City Beach; Please post them to www.facebook.com/GardenCitySouthCarolina

Murrells Inlet – Little to no flooding throughout most of Murrells Inlet with the exception of neighborhoods with ponds/lakes and neighborhoods on/or close to the River. There was also some flooding from the Salt Marsh during high tides. *Most of the flooding did not cause any damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in Murrells Inlet; Please post

them to www.facebook.com/MurrellsInletSC

 

North Litchfield Beach & Litchfield Beach – Little to no flooding throughout most of the Litchfield Area with the exception of North Litchfield Beach that experienced flooding on some streets. Little to no beach erosion was caused by the storm. *Very little to no damage caused by the flooding. If you have pictures of the flooding in Litchfield Beach; Please post them to www.facebook.com/LitchfieldBeachSouthCarolina    

 

Pawleys Island – Major flooding occurred on the island in addition to severe erosion on the beaches. The mainland (west of 17) did experience minor flooding but fared much better than the island, itself. *Damage was caused by the flooding, but a majority of the damage was concentrated to homes on the island. If you have pictures of the flooding in Pawleys Island; Please post them to www.facebook.com/PawleysIslandSouthCarolina

   

Georgetown – Significant / life threatening Flooding. *Some properties did experience significant damage. If you have pictures of the flooding in Georgetown; Please post them to www.facebook.com/GeorgetownSouthCarolina    

For more pictures from the recent flooding in the Myrtle Beach area; Please visit our official Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE or copy and paste the following URL to your browser:    

 www.facebook.com/HomesForSaleMyrtleBeach  

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