Coastal flooding possible along Georgetown County coast

Coastal flooding is possible in Garden City, Murrells Inlet, and in low-lying areas around Winyah Bay near the City of Georgetown, according to a statement released Saturday morning by Georgetown County Emergency Management.

As Hurricane Sandy passes by the South Carolina coast, along the immediate coast, winds may be capable of causing damage to unanchored mobile homes, porches, carports and awnings as well as some shingles blown from roofs, the agency said.

Large branches may break off trees and shallow-rooted and diseased trees may blow over which could lead to isolated to widespread power outages.

The winds tonight will make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles, according to the statement.

Strong and numerous rip currents are expected through Sunday.

You can read specifics about the storms potential impacts to the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee here.