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!

- 14 People Died

- Over 1 Billion Dollars in Damage

- At Least Nine Dams Breeched or Completely Failed

- Water Line Breaks

- Sewage Spills

- Many Fish Died


Columbia SC Horrific Flooding, I Saved My Totino's PIZZA during the flood
Historic South Carolina Flooding!