SC Flooding - DatelineCarolina

The event changed the lives of Downing St. residents

The Columbia area was one of the hardest hit areas of the record rains that hit South Carolina starting Oct. 2

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  • Road and bridge collapses

    Road and bridge collapses

    On Oct. 5, about 541 roads were closed and 140 bridges were closed statewide for repair.

    On Oct. 5, about 541 roads were closed and 140 bridges were closed statewide for repair.

  • Record rainfall

    Record rainfall

    From Oct. 1 through Oct. 6, South Carolina experienced a once in 1,000 year rainfall. Some areas impacted heavily during the flood: Columbia were: 12.45 inches, Lexington: 14.48 inches, Sumter: 21.3, Kingstree: 24.7 inches, Mount Pleasant: 27.15 inches

    From Oct. 1 through Oct. 6, South Carolina experienced a once in 1,000 year rainfall. Some areas impacted heavily during the flood: Columbia were: 12.45 inches, Lexington: 14.48 inches, Sumter: 21.3, Kingstree: 24.7 inches, Mount Pleasant: 27.15 inches

  • Dam failures

    Dam failures

    The flood caused 39 dams to breach after an estimated 11 trillion gallons of water fell on the state stressing the streams, rivers and lakes in South Carolina.

    The flood caused 39 dams to breach after an estimated 11 trillion gallons of water fell on the state stressing the streams, rivers and lakes in South Carolina.

  • Fatalities

    Fatalities

    The severe weather resulted in 19 fatalities across the state that included drownings, vehicle accidents. The flood caused two deaths in North Carolina also.

    The severe weather resulted in 19 fatalities across the state that included drownings, vehicle accidents. The flood caused two deaths in North Carolina also.

  • Property damage

    Property damage

    Hundreds of businesses and homes were flooded or destroyed during the week of record rainfall. Some of the hardest hit local areas were: Gills Creek, Garners Ferry Road, Saluda Shoals Park, and the Coldstream subdivision.

    Hundreds of businesses and homes were flooded or destroyed during the week of record rainfall. Some of the hardest hit local areas were: Gills Creek, Garners Ferry Road, Saluda Shoals Park, and the Coldstream subdivision.

  • Lexington County flooding

    Lexington County flooding

    The Columbia area was hit hard by the historic floods, including Lexington County which had 2 dams break. Lake Murray's flood gates also had to be opened, which contributed to more than 400 homes flooding in the Coldstream subdivision.

    The Columbia area was hit hard by the historic floods, including Lexington County which had 2 dams break. Lake Murray's flood gates also had to be opened, which contributed to more than 400 homes flooding in the Coldstream subdivision.

  • Historic flooding in the state

    Historic flooding in the state

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