The National Weather Service issued an areal flood warning Monday afternoon for parts of Horry and Georgetown counties.
Flooding is possible in southeastern Horry County and northeastern Georgetown County, according to the NWS website. The warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m. Monday.
At 4:51 p.m. the NWS reported torrential rain falling and approaching parts of Horry and Georgetown counties.
According to Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes, there are reports of flooding in sections of downtown Ocean Boulevard, Oak Street and portions of Kings Highway on the south end as of 5 p.m. Monday. He encourages drivers to avoid the area until the storm passes.
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There also are reports of some traffic lights being down. Officers are directing traffic at those lights, Knipes said.