Officials urging evacuation for Dorchester Co. residents within 1 mile of Edisto River

Officials urging evacuation for Dorchester Co. residents within 1 mile of Edisto River

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department is urging anyone who lives in Dorchester County within one mile from the Edisto River to evacuate your home.

Authorities say minor flooding has begun all along the Edisto River in Dorchester County.

"Major flooding will begin this evening and into the week," authorities say."If you live within one mile from the Edisto River in Dorchester County, you are strongly urged to evacuate. It is in the best interest of your safety to evacuate."

There is currently an Evacuation Shelter located at Summerville High School.

"Please log on to dorchestercounty.net for more information concerning this situation. If you become stranded, call 911 or (843) 873-5111."

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