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Flooding continues to strand, displace Horry County neighbors

Waccamaw River Drive 02.19.2021 (Emy Wellings)
Waccamaw River Drive 02.19.2021 (Emy Wellings)
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Friday marked day two of the flooding event that's impacting many neighbors in Horry County.

Thursday, we spotlighted the river community along Lees Landing Circle. By Friday evening, we were unable to access the area due to floodwaters.

RELATED: 'It's ridiculous:' Rain continues to be cause for concern along inundated Lees Landing

Horry County officials have closed off that road and nearly 60 more roads due to ponding or flooding from the recent rains.

Along Waccamaw Drive, a line of cars hug the shoulder on both lanes as dozens of people have been flooded under their homes in carports.

This is a repeat of last February for many residents along the Waccamaw River.

“They’re mad, they’re sad and at this point, I feel like a lot of us are hopeless. A lot of us have been here for years and years, and like I said it’s becoming more frequent and we are seeing it way too often," Emy Wellings said.

Families like the Wellings have to rely on their lifted Jeep to make it in and out of the area.

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The Waccamaw River is expected to reach a major flood stage sometime over the weekend or early next week according to the National Weather Service.

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