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Here is some of the information provided from officials at the news conference:
**9 weather-related deaths (5 drowning in cars; 4 traffic- related deaths)
**550 roads closed (100 roads in Columbia)
**Department of Public Safety as responded to 2,700 calls (910 of those were about traffic collisions)
**40,000 people are without water
**26,000 customers without power
**250 troopers working
**932 people in shelters
**Gov. Haley stressed that this situation"is not over." She said just because the rain has stopped does not mean we are out of the woods. She said this is still a "vulnerable situation."
Haley said Interstates will be top priority to get back into service, then US & SC roads, then high volume 2-lane roadways.
The South Carolina National Guard is trying to bolster a major breech in a waterway near Columbia and is working with local officials to try to help keep other smaller dams in the state's flooded regions from bursting.
South Carolina National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston said Tuesday's planned operation involved helicopters dropping 1-ton sandbags from Chinook helicopters on a break between a canal and the Congaree river in Columbia.
Has anyone noticed catastrophic weather is becoming a weekly event? .......... How many more disasters is it going to take to make people realize that our climate is changing and its human induced?
30,000 people without electricity told to boil water. Also, stay home, don't drive, no water for 3 days. Yikes!
Greetings: Just got off the phone with our friend Jim Lee (ClimateViewer.com), and he is high and dry personally, but Sumter is virtually cut off from the rest of the state due to flooded roads. We (OPERATIONS TREE DISASTER RELIEF TEAM) leave Thursday morning and Jimbo's home is our first stop to remove the big trees threatening his lovely home. From there, we will go where the need be.
The SCDOT map is a joke from what I see
'Robinson Nuclear Plant' in SC. It was already listed as problematic, in need of deactivation I think, some discrepancy that locals were actively addressing, not sure the exact issue... At any rate, it's just west of Florence. I have been there and it wouldn't take much to inundate the whole flatland area.
It's been raining for like 10 days straight here.
but my neighbor, the SandHills shopping mall is swamped. All you can see are tree tops off to the side of the lots. Polo Rd and Spearescreek Rd washed completely out from one side to the other.
This curfew thing