Darlington County updates flooding advisory

Darlington County Emergency Management and the City of Darlington advise residents of potential flooding in and near the City of Darlington, South Carolina

Darlington, South Carolina Tuesday, September 18, 2018- This joint release supersedes the previous releases made by the City of Darlington dated September 18, 2018. Residents along Black Creek, below Hwy 52/401 to include City of Darlington residences in the Oakdale Subdivision and the Darlington County Club, are advised that excessive rainfall from Hurricane Florence may cause homes in the area to have a potential to flood.

Flooding may occur within the next 24 hours. Public safety officials are currently monitoring Black Creek water levels. If you see rising waters near your home, evacuate immediately to higher ground.

There will be a shelter available to any resident that has a need for a location to stay during the flooding. The shelter will be located at the A. W. Stanley Gym, 107 Gary Street, Darlington. Residents may begin to arrive after 10:00 pm.

Evacuees should pack the following essential items in anticipation of a potentially prolonged evacuation period: required medications, adequate clothing, and essential personal items. Residents going to evacuation shelters should bring their own blankets, pillows, cots, and special food items if they are on restricted diets.

Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas. Pets are not allowed inside Red Cross evacuation shelters.

Contact Darlington County Emergency Management at (843) 398-4469 for evacuation information and further information. Call 911 for Immediate assistance.

Author: Samantha Lyles

Staff writer for Darlington News and Press

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