On Oct. 5, about 541 roads were closed and 140 bridges were closed statewide for repair.
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
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 severe weather resulted in 19 fatalities across the state that included drownings, vehicle accidents. The flood caused two deaths in North Carolina also.
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.
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.