BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Glynn County dealt with some serious flooding in coastal and low-lying areas Wednesday morning that was unrelated to Hurricane Sally.
Drivers were warned to “Turn around, don’t drown” after a storm system dumped 7 inches of rain in the area, according to the National Weather Service.
A flood warning for Glynn County expired at 5:30 a.m, but the danger was not over then. Areas that may have seen flooding include Dock Junction, Country Club Estates and Boys Estate.
Several cars were seen stuck in the floodwaters and damage was spotted along the beach.
Waves pounded the shoreline and rocks on Cedar Street and the bottom portion of the stairs for beach access at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort was swept away.
A man was nearly swallowed by water at Gould’s Inlet in a massive trench. A surfer helped him up and he’s OK.
The popular beach access point was impossible to get to as high tide came in.
Flooding was also seen on FJ Torras Causeway and Glynn Avenue in Brunswick. At least four cars stalled out. As that water receded, tow trucks removed the vehicles.
City of Brunswick Police said with cars getting stuck, it wants everyone to be on alert.
Several feet of flooding and multiple downed trees were spotted around the Southeast Georgia Heath campus.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever seen it like this. I’ve lived here all my life,” Brunswick resident Larry James said.