The Horry County flooding is not from the hurricane....it's a storm that seems glued to our area. The city of North Myrtle Beach has had twice as much rain as we have had in Myrtle Beach, and additionally NMB has not yet solved a drainage problem around the Horseshoe area that should have been finished in early summer. This is adding to their problems.
Columbia and other SC cities have experienced more rain than the ground can absorb, so NMB and MB will be the benefactors of that water overload.
When you watch TV or read about "Myrtle Beach" they are encompassing the entire Grand Strand, and they will tell you about the worst.
There ARE a lot of housing developments that have experienced flooding in Myrtle Beach. This has a lot to do what what kind of drainage system was incorporated at the time the development was built, how high the houses were elevated when they were constructed and a variety of other factors such as the roads that run through various areas and developments. Some builders meet and exceed the laws that govern construction; others complete the minimum work they need to do in order to meet restrictions/codes.
We are still experiencing flash flooding across the area with many road closures and possible road washouts. But tomorrow the sun is supposed to shine, and we'll all smile!