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Monday flood report: Water is still rising in some parts of Horry County

Flood waters flow through homes in Conway’s Sherwood community

David Covington and Maura Walbourne paddle a canoe to their home on Long Ave. on Sunday. The Sherwood Drive area of Conway, S.C., began to look like a lake on Sunday as homes were submerged deeper in flood waters that have set historic records.
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David Covington and Maura Walbourne paddle a canoe to their home on Long Ave. on Sunday. The Sherwood Drive area of Conway, S.C., began to look like a lake on Sunday as homes were submerged deeper in flood waters that have set historic records.

The bad news: Floodwaters are still rising in some parts of Horry County on Monday.

But there’s some good news, too, in that waters are starting to recede in other areas.

Here’s a look at what communities can expect Monday and through this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Conway: The Waccamaw River is still rising near Conway and is expected to crest Wednesday at roughly 22 feet. That’s about 4 feet higher than water levels after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

On September 23, 2018 Rev. Kim Strong of Trinity United Methodist Church in Conway gives his congregation a message of hope on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Strong's church flooded and delivered his sermon in a different location.

Longs: The Waccamaw crested near Longs at 20.22 feet some time Friday or Saturday. The water level is falling and is expected to continue falling through the end of the week.

The Waccamaw River surges over Hwy. 9 in the Longs Community. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

Bucksport: The Waccamaw is still rising near Bucksport and is expected to crest Wednesday at 28 feet. That’s about 4 feet higher than the water level after Hurricane Matthew.

Socastee: The Intracoastal Waterway is still rising near Socastee and is expected to crest Wednesday at just above 23 feet. That’s about 4 feet higher than after Matthew.

Students from Socastee High School came out in force Wednesday to help members of the Rosewood neighborhood with sandbags and moving their belongings.

Galivants Ferry: The Little Pee Dee River crested near Galivants Ferry on Friday at 17.19 feet. By Monday morning, the water was at 14.8 feet. The water will recede through the end of the week.

Georgetown: It’s unclear when Georgetown will begin to see floodwaters as the Winyah Bay swells. Georgetown County officials are urging more than 8,000 households to evacuate.

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