SC Preparing for Possible Flooding, Power Outages from Michael

ROCK HILL, S.C. – All quiet along the Catawba River on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency Management officials in York County are keeping a close eye on water levels.

Recent rain means the Catawba is already higher than usual.

“There will probably be power outages because of the wind, because of the rain, because of the fact that our soils are saturated,” says Darren Player, with Lancaster Co. Emergency Management.

In Lancaster County, officials are encouraging people to be careful if they have to go out.

They say flooding is the biggest danger and could be worse there than during Florence.

“This storm has the opportunity to bring more, as far as rain, that would fall quicker,” Player says.

Meanwhile, Chesterfield County is still recovering from Florence’s wrath. They got 22-and-a-half inches of rain from the storm.

Parts of five roads remain closed, mostly due to failed bridges or washouts.