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Hampton County Under Water Again

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HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. -

Hampton County was one of the areas hit hardest by all the rain from last night. And like many other times this summer, neighbors faced major flooding.

That downpour led to several washed out roads , and flooded yards around that community.

Water was everywhere, according to witnesses, the many dirt roads and even some concrete ones were washed out and impassible.

Today while some of the flooding has receded--there are still troublesome spots and officials say there's just no where for it to go.

Hampton County saw more than four inches of rain in under two hours last night--creating a dangerous situation according to the emergency manager Susanne Peeples.

"The water was just standing everywhere we had people swimming and what people to understand is the water so powerful in the drainpipes. All it'll have to do is just suck through one time and down you go," said Susanne Peeples.

72-year-old native, Annette Mole says its never been this bad.

"Never in all my years of living here never have I seen anything like, I live in this little neighborhood and we have this elderly couple that lives there he's like 96 and she's like 90, and their whole yard was flooded last night. I called and they were so upset that they had never seen anything like this and it really bothered them."

This isn't the first time the county's flooded--police, fire, and EMS say they're doing their best to combat this problem using barricades, roping off roads, but emergency officials don't know what to do next.

"There's no where for our water to go, I mean we've gotten 73 to 78 inches of rainfall since January first of this year, So I don't know what we're going to do I have no idea," said Peeples.

The water is only a few inches deep on most roads today that wasn't the case last night but officials say folks were driving like it was putting themselves and emergency responders in danger and they say if any more rain hits Hampton please everyone slow down and use caution.

No life-threatening situations have happened yet, but emergency responders say they're worried every time it rains, neighbors agree.

"The roads are just impassible sometimes, you know, your yard is just bogged down, people cant get out of their yards that live in the country, its really bad," said Mole.

Public Works and the DOT were reportedly out in Hampton this morning cleaning up.

Emergency Management Director, Susanne Peeples urges everyone to stay inside during flood warnings.

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