Historical South Carolina Flood
October 2015: A Story of Untold Amounts of Rain
5 Days of Record Breaking Rain
It started with moisture from a non-tropical storm from the south, combined with a strong area of high pressure coming from Canada. The third component was Hurricane Joaquin. As the hurricane, non-tropical storm and high-pressure area converged, airflow patterns essentially formed a funnel that directed loads of moisture to the Carolinas and other parts of the Eastern Seaboard.
The massive amounts of rain have been called a 1 in 1000 year event!
Effects of The Record Rainfall Are Compared to that of Hurricane Hugo!
- Over 1 Billion Dollars in Damage
- At Least Nine Dams Breeched or Completely Failed
- Water Line Breaks
- Sewage Spills
- Many Fish Died