Home

Flooding hit South Carolina

Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, October 3, 2015, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas.

A flash flood warning was issued for Charleston and Berkeley counties in South Carolina early Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning people to get to higher ground. "This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation," the NWS warned.

Rains flooded highways along the South Carolina coast between Charleston and Georgetown, the weather service said. Georgetown, a city of 9,000 people, was mostly under water, and the four major highways leading into it were closed. State emergency officials urged residents not to travel due to unsafe roads, and curfews were imposed in eight cities or counties, including Columbia.

The weather service said there were "multiple reports" of water entering buildings, especially in downtown Charleston, and that "extremely heavy rainfall continues to fall and will only act to worsen ongoing conditions."



Source:
1. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/flash-floods-once-200-years-rainfall-event-loom-south-carolina-n438041
2. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/05/us-usa-weather-floods-idUSKCN0RY0RJ20151005