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Residents pack up, prepare as Intracoastal Waterway rises

U-Haul trucks could be seen lining the streets of Rosewood Estates, and sandbags were placed around the base of each home. (Photo credit: WPDE)

As the Intracoastal Waterway rises, people in the Rosewood Estates in Socastee are packing up their belongings into trucks and trailers.

U-Haul trucks could be seen lining the streets, and sandbags were placed around the base of each home.

Daisy Avalos has lived there with her family for 15 years says they weren’t even finished renovating their home from Hurricane Matthew’s flood.

“Now we’re going through it again. We were about 80 percent done, and we lost everything then because we had no warning, but we had warning this time," Avalos said. "So, the house is empty, we’ve torn up the carpet.”

Avalos said about a foot of water came into their home during the 2016 floods.

Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski says the Intracoastal Waterway is expected to rise three to five feet higher than Matthew next week.

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