Hurricane Hermine caused some mayhem as it made landfall in Florida before sweeping through Georgia and the Carolinas, with at least two deaths and millions of dollars of property damage being attributed to the storm.
But aside from a steady rain all day Friday, Hermine pretty much left Kershaw County alone.
According to the National Weather Service website, Kershaw County received between 3.8 and 5.29 inches of rain, with the heaviest precipitation in the West Wateree area.
Local utilities and emergency preparedness agencies went into alert mode as the storm approached. Thursday, Duke Energy sent out a press release stating it was lowering the level of Lake Wateree to 97 feet due to the approaching storm. At one point Friday Kershaw County was under a flash flood warning.
However, no storm-related issues appeared to have been reported, either by utility companies or by local law enforcement/fire-rescue/emergency preparedness officials. “We really didn’t have any problems at all,” Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said. “I think most people just stayed home.”
The S.C. Department of Transportation reported a handful of road closures in District 1, which includes Kershaw County, however, the storm caused no major damage to roads or bridges, according to SCDOT officials.
"We had a few roads temporarily closed due to downed limbs, which were quickly taken care of but no major damage -- we were very fortunate and very thankful for that," SCDOT Public Information Coordinator Kimberly Corley said.
SCDOT reported all statewide operations back to normal as of 8 a.m. Saturday morning.