4.1 October Extreme Flooding hits South Carolina Lowcountry (Invited Presentation)

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 3:30 PM
Room 338/339 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sonya Stevens (Heath), WCIV TV, Mount Pleasant, SC

Record rainfall followed by historic flooding occurred in the South Carolina Lowcountry between October 1 and October 5. Widespread rain of 15 to 20 inches fell with over 25 inches in the Tri-County area (Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties). Flash flooding was widespread too and led to major damage to homes, businesses, roads, and numerous water rescues. This presentation will focus briefly on the meteorological factors that caused the catastrophic event. The impacts on those in the community will also be discussed while footage from some of the hardest hit areas is shown.
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