Update: This week, nearly 8,000 people in the Georgetown, South Carolina area were asked to evacuate in anticipation of intense flooding. The rising waters are due to the rainfall unleashed by Hurricane Florence last week. Although Florence's rains stopped days ago—and left the region now being urged to evacuate relatively unscathed—the convergence of five rivers leaves the area primed for a delayed, life-threatening surge of water from the storm. Florence's floodwaters have been making their way down the rivers, and more rain is expected to fall over the course of the week. Unusually high tides due to the full moon will exacerbate the problem. Forecasts call for 8 to 10 feet of flooding in some places, with water levels peaking late Wednesday into early Thursday.