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Here's what one US county is doing to protect itself from floods

Homes in Horry County located outside areas deemed to face high flood risk have been repeatedly hit by rising waters. Image: Unsplash/ Kelly Sikkema

David Sherfinski

U.S. Correspondent, Thomas Reuters Foundation

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The intersection of Rosewood Drive and Orangewood Court is pictured amid flooding in Socastee, South Carolina, USA in 2018. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/handout photo from Terri Straka

Adam Emrick, city administrator of Conway, South Carolina, points to a mark on a tree signifying the water level from a previous flood. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/David Sherfinski
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Terri Straka is pictured in front of her home in Socastee, South Carolina, USA. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/David Sherfinski

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