In the days following Hurricane Matthew, these same folks thought they had dodged a bullet with little water coming from the waterway into their streets.
But that relief was short-lived.
On Friday night, water started pushing up through the streets and yards. By Saturday morning, the residents were facing floodwaters much higher and much more devastating than 2015’s onslaught.
Neighbors awoke to find members of the Horry County Fire and Rescue already on the scene with boats helping people to dry land.