GEORGETOWN, S.C. - South Carolina National Guard Soldiers from the 1220th Area Clearance Platoon, 1226th Utilities Detachment and 1227th Engineering Detachment based in Batesburg, South Carolina, built a HESCO water barrier outside the Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital Sept. 25.

The wall will protect a vital building outside the hospital, ensuring it remains operable during and after the projected flooding, which is part of the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.