National Guard builds flood barriers for Georgetown Hospital

National Guard builds flood barriers for Georgetown Hospital
Flood barriers completed on Wednesday morning.

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina National Guard built flood barriers at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.

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The barriers are protecting what Georgetown County calls “critical hospital infrastructure.” This includes the hospital’s HVAC, power transformers, and hospital server facilities.

The barriers make a large L shape around this part of the facility but do not protect the entire hospital.

National guard troops prepare flood barriers on Tuesday
National guard troops prepare flood barriers on Tuesday (National Guard)

Trucks, heavy machinery, and a lot of manpower from two different South Carolina National Guard battalions built these barriers, which are large plastic barrels filled with sand. A large tarp was then placed on top of it all.

Most of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital has already been evacuated but the emergency services are still in operation.

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