Kids and adults prepare for flooding at Socastee sandbag collection

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    SOCASTEE, SC (WMBF) – A sandbag collection drew hundreds of people at Socastee High School as many are preparing for the imminent flooding from the Waccamaw River.

    Some in the crowd had arrived at the high school as early as 8:30 Thursday morning, and by noon as many as 12,000 sandbags had been filled.

    A line of cars wrapped around the school and some said they saw six truckloads of sand get dropped off and that there seemed to be a real sense of urgency shown by everyone there.


    Not just adults, but a ton of kids were at the school to help fill up as many sandbags as possible.

    “We’ve got all the kids from the high school here, even the elementary school kids are here, we’ve got cub scouts and girl scout units that have been coming, it’s just been really great having the community pitch in and come together to prepare for the upcoming flooding, it’s been wonderful,” Katie Becker,

    The Horry County Police Department was also there, officers said they heard there was a need so they showed up to help monitor things and to direct traffic in and out of the high school.

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