More Florence rain expected for Scotland County

By: Jael Pembrick - Staff Writer

LAURINBURG — More Florence rain is forecast to come at the Emergency Operation Center press meeting Monday.

Residents are without running water county wide but Director of Emergency Services Roylin Hammond reports that city workers are dealing with ruptured mains and are working diligently to restore them. Because there is no water, restaurants will not be able to serve food until the water mains are fixed.

He also states that many roads are still dangerous with down power lines, trees, and of washed out roads. Some look normal because the road is washed out underneath but still have the asphalt on top. If it is driven over it could be deadly for drivers.

“We still are expecting more rain so we suggest everyone shelter in place,” said Hammond. “Many roads are washed out and caved in, if you do not have to leave stay in place.”ed at

375 people were evacuated from the Scotland High School gym to St. Andrews University gym where flooding is less of a possibility.

” We believe The St. Andrews gymnasium can hold up to 500 people,” said Hammond.

Hammond reports that there are over 400 emergency service workers from all over the country.

Jael Pembrick can be reached at 910-506-3169 or [email protected]

Jael Pembrick

Staff Writer