Nearly 3 Years Since Flooding in Chesterfield County From Hurricane Florence

CHERAW, S.C. – It has been nearly three years since Hurricane Florence dumped 22 and a half inches of rain in parts of Chesterfield County.

Some roads and bridges in the Pee Dee region still need repairs.

And while Elsa isn’t expected to have a major impact in the area, there’s always a concern when heavy rain is in the forecast.

“Oh, it was a whole lot of rain,” says Cheraw resident Samuel Curry.

It left Riverside Park underwater for days.

“It was backed up all the way up the street. I mean couldn’t even get down in here,” Curry says.

Samuel Talley ate dinner Tuesday night under a picnic shelter that was underwater when Hurricane Florence rolled through in September 2018.

75 roads were affected in Chesterfield County right after Florence.

SCDOT no longer lists any of those roads as being closed.

But it’s a different story on the other side of the Pee Dee River, with roads still closed in Marlboro County.