NICHOLS, S.C. | 2 years after disastrous flood, Florence scares small town
NICHOLS, S.C. — One woman left town. Another prays her house might somehow be spared again. And one man will just wait and watch and hope the water doesn’t rise.
Few places in South Carolina are more worried about the possibility of disastrous inland flooding from Hurricane Florence’s heavy rain than Nichols. When Hurricane Matthew dumped a foot (30 centimeters) of rain on the area two years ago, the town 40 miles (65 kilometers) in from the coast lost almost 90 percent of its 261 homes.