Laurens County is bracing for potential impact from Hurricane Michael.

After flooding from Hurricane Irma, 13WMAZ found out why folks in Laurens aren't taking any chances.

Christine Rozier lives within sight of the Oconee River, but says she plans on riding out Hurricane Michael.

"I have seen it come up (the river) but not as far as I live, but it's come right down to the bottom, to the edge of the street," Rozier said.

Rozier says she is keeping a close eye on the river and so is Laurens County Emergency Management Agency director, Don Bryant.

"We still are very cautious about the flash flooding [and] getting a large amount of rain in a short period of time and it not having enough time to run off," Bryant said. "However, we will definitely keep an eye on it, and if it starts rising, we will definitely monitor it very closely," Bryant said.

Bryant says the public needs to brace for high winds and heavy rain, and recommends those in mobile homes to find temporary spots to stay.

"Mobile homes have been proven they are not safe under high wind conditions, so go ahead and make plans," Bryant said.

He said some streets in the city and the county may get washed out, but crews will work to get roads back opened as soon as it's safe.

"We're going to have some low-lying areas where water is going to stand on the roadway, and that's part of what we're getting prepared for -- having personnel that can respond to that," Bryant said.

Bryant has this message if you run into standing water: "Turn around, don't drown."