Murrells Inlet underwater

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012

Most of the Waccamaw Neck saw significant flooding Wednesday as a series of very slow moving storm cells moved through causing major headaches for residents, visitors and emergency workers.
As the rain began to taper off at about 4 p.m., some areas near Murrells Inlet had picked up between 3.5 and 5 inches of rain, according to National Weather Service radar estimates.
The heavy downpours were to blame for several traffic accidents and lightning was believed to have caused damage to a home in Murrells Inlet.
The strike occurred at about 2 p.m. in front of a home on Cypress Estates Drive and prompted a response from Murrells Inlet - Garden City Fire.
Major damage was reported in the upstairs portion of the home. No one was home when the lightning strike occurred.
There was also a report of lightning striking a house on Inlet Point Drive but no damage was noted when crews arrived at that location.
A three car accident not weather related occurred on the southbound lanes of the Waccamaw Bridge Wednesday afternoon. Three people were injured. One had to be cut from a vehicle.
The accident caused a major traffic backup for more than an hour.
The forecast is for more rain tonight and scattered showers Thursday. Things will dry out for Friday and the weekend.

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