Finally, we have a slight reprieve. It rained last night. With lightning so intense that it's a no wonder that spirits long at rest were awakened and getting ready for a nights haunting coming up on the 31st.
Still, with all the rain we had, it is not enough to slake the thirst of those close to empty reservoirs.
Conditions are still severe in many areas, with strict restrictions placed upon water consumption.
Myrtle Beach's water supply is still adequate, and, no restrictions have been enacted. Fortunately these drought conditions came about after our tourist season and demand for water has dropped significantly.
Our supply is being closely monitored and some warning signs have gone up. We just hope that the river system that brings us our water doesn't drop low enough to allow salt water intrursion.