These 18 Photos of South Carolina's 1,000 Year Flood Are Mind-Blowing
2015 was a heartbreaking year of loss in South Carolina. From the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston to the 1,000-Year Storm it was a tough year for everyone in the Palmetto State.
It’s been nearly three and a half months since the skies ruptured over South Carolina pouring record-breaking rainfall amounts. In the days and weeks that followed, the Palmetto State saw even more rain and a catastrophic flood with treacherous rising and raging waters. Here’s a look back at that devastating event.
1. A flooded bridge on Nursery Road in Irmo. Photo taken on Oct. 8 2015.
2. A man in the Lowcountry surveys the standing water around him.
3. Rising waters nearly cover the car in this family's driveway and have nearly filled the first floor of the home.
4. A levee breach in Columbia.
5. The Coast Guard surveys the damage in Berkeley and Williamsburg Counties from the air on Oct. 7, 2015.
6. An aerial observation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture surveys the rising waters on the Black River near Sumter on Oct. 6, 2015.
7. Georgetown County, near the Black River.
8. A truck is submerged in receding waters from the 1,000 year flood in SC.
9. The neighbor of this Eastover, SC homeowner had his home's foundation washed away by the flood.
10. Cars have floated out of the TD Bank lot on Forest Drive near Columbia, SC on Oct. 4, 2015.
11. SC flood victims in Sumter, SC.
12. A dog climbs aboard a small boat as the waters rise in South Carolina.
13. The family owning this house in the Kings Grant neighborhood of Columbia had a lapsed insurance policy at the time of the flood. In this photo, the water has reached the roofline.
14. Receding waters reveal what's left of Forest Lake Gardens in the heart of Forest Acres near Columbia, SC.
15. Richland County near Downtown Columbia. Another bridge feeling the wrath of the raging floodwaters.
16. Like so many families in South Carolina, this one in Sumter had to toss everything.
17. Forest Acres near Columbia.
18. Lockwood Blvd in Charleston, SC.
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