While most of the wind and rain associated with Hurricane Irma has abated in Bryan County flooding remains a concern.
Monday afternoon the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a flood warning for Bryan County as well as other areas of coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
While additional flash flooding is unlikely, flood waters will be slow to reduce due to ongoing elevated high tides the warning said.
Tidal associated flooding had already been seen Monday in several south Bryan County locations including Mill Hill Road, Belfast Keller Road at the Tivoli River, Fort McAllister Road, Fort McAllister Marina and Marker 107 restaurant at the Kilkenny Marina.
“When high tide comes in again about 1 a.m. it is going to get about the same as it was this afternoon,” said Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell. “I foresee the same places flooding again.”
Howell said that while there could be a slight increase in the water levels over this afternoon’s at the next high tide he did not think it would be significantly more.
“We have the potential for it to but I don’t think it will. I think it will be about the same,” he said.
Howell said he thought the waters would start going back down Tuesday and Wednesday.