Heavy rainfall has prompted forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., to issue a flood advisory for a portion of Horry County and warn motorists of flooded streets.
The heavy rainfall began just before lunchtime Tuesday and is forecast to continue through the afternoon, according to special weather statements.
Doppler radar had indicated heavy rain is expected to move through much of Horry County and some areas could record about an inch per hour, forecasters said. Minor street flooding had been reported in some low-lying areas with poor drainaged.
Motorists in those areas should use caution when traveling and not drive through flooded areas, forecasters said. Motorists also should avoid high speeds to prevent hydroplaning.
Horry Electric and Santee Cooper each reported a few customers were without power Tuesday afternoon during the storms. The outages were scattered and impacted about 50 customers, according to websites for each company.
More details will be posted as they become available.
Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.