People who live in the floodplain of the Santee River will be given details at a public meeting Tuesday of the emergency plan if the Lake Marion dam breaks.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. in Sampit Elementary School, 69 Woodland Ave., in Georgetown and will be conducted by the Santee Cooper utility. The meeting follows the flooding that swallowed land around the dam in October, but it’s a periodic requirement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates hydroelectric projects.
S.C. Emergency Management Division staff also will be available. People who take part also will be given details of the prevention measures Santee Cooper has taken to minimize the risk of a dam failure.
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