Colleton County Fire-Rescue
24/September/2018 – Hurricane Florence Recovery Effort
Fire-Rescue has deployed assets to assist in the Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in Horry and Georgetown Counties. An ALS Medic unit was moved to Horry County Fire Station 43 on Monday 17-September. The crew was swapped out on Friday morning 21-September. Flooding has blocked access to many areas of Horry County and the Colleton Ambulance was one of ten additional ambulances other SC counties sent to the area to assist with 9-1-1 responses. Tenders 4, 32 and 36 were deployed to assist the City of North Myrtle Beach. With the heavy flooding, water system problems are expected and Tenders would be required for suppression efforts. A similar problem existed in previous events, where Colleton County Tenders were sent to Richland and Georgetown Counties. A Swift Water rescue team was sent for a deployment to the City of Georgetown Monday 24-September. The team consisted of three boats and six personnel, three Firefighter-Paramedics and three Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office. Many officials are referring to the flooding as a historic event and many roads, including I-95 have been closed, limiting access to many areas. While residents have been urged to evacuate, boats are the only vehicles that can reach many areas of these counties. Colleton County Government is proud to be able to assist these SC Communities.
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