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Storm survivors have various resources for assistance

  • 27 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Many people were hit hard by Tropical Storm Florence.
Various civic, church, community, and government entities are providing help to people.
United Nations Church in Charlotte, NC, Dwelling Faith Ministries Church in Bennettsville, Word of Life Youth Department in Bennettsville, members of the Old Marlboro School staff; and other community members are coming together to provid

Many stories to tell experiences from Tropical Storm Florence

  • 27 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Many stories to tell experiences from Tropical Storm Florence
For days, most of us waited anxiously for Hurricane Florence to make landfall. When Florence came through Marlboro County as a tropical storm, she brought with her wind and several inches of rain.
The following are just some of many stories of how Florence affected people in the county.

"It was really scary"
Like most people, Carrie Bridges of Bennettsville had a difficult time when Florence reached the county.
Bridges recalled how she did not sleep

Marlboro Rescue finds new temporary home after flooding

  • 20 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro Rescue finds new temporary home after flooding
Marlboro County Rescue has found a new temporary home after being flooded out by Tropical Storm Florence.
Jeff Boan, director of Marlboro County Rescue, said officials at Scotland Healthcare have agreed to allow Medic one to use the Scotland Orthopedic office.
The office is beside the Marlboro County Rescue administrative offices.

Florence leaves lots of water, debris

  • 20 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Florence leaves lots of water, debris
Once Tropical Storm Florence exited Marlboro County, she left downed trees, power lines and flooding in her wake.
With areas like Shady Rest and Richardson Park beginning to flood, water evacuations became a necessity.
Marlboro County officials were ready.
"We have groups from all over the state that were pre-positioned by the State Emergency Management in Columbia earlier in the week," said Keith Hughes, Marlboro County fire coordinator, during a tour of the county on Monday.

Flooding remains an issue in aftermath of Florence

  • 17 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Flooding remains an issue in aftermath of Florence
While Hurricane Florence has come and gone, the flooding caused by the monumental rain will continue to be an issue for the next several days. Dams on ponds have ruptured, washing out roads and sending even more water toward swollen rivers. Evacuation efforts in low-lying areas continue, as boats have been required to reach some residents. The Pee Dee river isn't expected to crest until Tuesday afternoon, so additional road washouts are possible.

Please use extreme caution if you attempt to travel. Go to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation website for lists of roads that are closed. However, be aware that many secondary roads are not listed in this database.
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