Heavy rain causes flooding in Myrtle Beach
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:59:22 GMT —
The Flood warning issued for Horry County has expired. However, there is a Severe Thunderstorm warning until 6:30 p.m. for Horry County, Marion County and Florence County.
Most of the flooding happened in Myrtle Beach.
The heavy rains flooded several roads starting at 82nd Parkway and then 79th, 73rd, Greens Boulevard, Oceans Highway, Oak Street, parts of 501, and the Withers Swash area near Family Kingdom in Myrtle Beach..
There was a car submerged in water at Greens Boulevard and 21st Ave North, but everyone got out safely.
Police had to barricade off several streets due to flooding.
There were over 600 lightning strikes in 15 minutes around 2:30 p.m, according to Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski.
Horry County Fire says they responded to five lightning related calls, three of those di
not cause a fire but did leave extensive electrical damage.
LIVE Doppler 150000 and viewer rainfall totals show that some places in Myrtle Beach are getting upwards of 3 inches of rain.