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National Weather Service issues a river flood warning for Chesterfield County

A flood warning is in effect now through Friday, Dec. 29 for the Pee Dee River at Cheraw. Portions of Riverside Park in Cheraw have started to flood.

A flood warning is in effect now through Friday, Dec. 29 for the Pee Dee River at Cheraw.
According to the National Weather Service, at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, the river was at 22.1 feet.
The river rose above flood stage (30 feet) to crest around 31 feet on Thursday, Dec. 28. Officials felt it would fall below flood stage late Thursday, Dec. 28, or in the morning of Friday, Dec. 29.
Some impacts include the river bottom land downstream from Cheraw, which began to flood at 20 feet. At 30.0 feet, the higher bank began to flood.
Officials said large areas of farmland and river bottomland near Cheraw flooded.
It means portions of Riverside Park have started to flood. At 33 feet southeast of Wallace, water will spread onto Old River Road between Community Road and Highway 912.
Officials reminded people not to drive into flooded roadways or around a barricade.
Remember, turn around, don’t drown. Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide hazards such as sharp objects, washed-out road surfaces, electrical wires, chemicals, etc.
A vehicle caught in swiftly moving water can be swept away in seconds 12 inches of water can float a car or small SUV, and 18 inches can carry away large vehicles.

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