Voluntary evacuation issued for people living along Spring River in Cherokee County


Recent severe weather has meant damage clean-up for many, but flooding still remains a major concern.

Cherokee County’s Spring River is expected to crest at 29 feet. Law enforcement has issued a voluntary evacuation for those living along the river to keep residents safe from the effects of flooding. Emergency crews have not been able to assess any flood damage yet due to the two major severe weather events this week. 

“So a lot of our secondary roads we’ve had a lot of wash outs and culverts that’s been washed out, and we’ve trying to assess that damage, and then we get another round of rain, so it’s been, you know even a lot of the creeks are still up,” says Jason Allison, Cherokee County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Cherokee County emergency personnel are advising people living along Spring River to seek shelter at an alternate location until the water starts receding. They expect the water to go down and reach moderate flood stage at midnight Friday night.

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