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originally posted by: SCGrits
a reply to: new_here
30,000 people without electricity told to boil water. Also, stay home, don't drive, no water for 3 days. Yikes!
I got one better for ya -- 30,000 ppl without water pressure to flush toilets for 3 days!! ewwww! I know of some that have resorted to grabbing pails of flood water in the yard to flush their toilets.
But even that has it's own set of problems if you're on a septic tank system and it's under water --it ain't gonna work too well there boss.
Yikes, I hadn't considered the toilet issue!
originally posted by: Lolliek
Right outside Summerville here (it's a suburb of Charleston). My kids are still out of school, and no word on when they will. We fared better with the rain. A roof leak, but no flooding. What's happened now is that the rivers are washing out the roads. I cross the Ashley River at least 2xs a day just getting the boys to school. Both routes I'd take are blocked. The only way I could get into town would be going into Charleston and driving up 26, or taking 526 to Dorchester and up. It's crazy!
Late Tuesday night, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said it was still extremely concerned about the structure, and was recommending that people in that area go to the county shelter at AC Flora High School.
With help from the National Guard, workers added sandbags to the sinkhole, in an effort to stop the growth. Coast Guard pumps were also used to move water over the dam.
After speaking with state environmental agency officials, Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland, said it "looks more imminent'' that the Beaver Creek dam would fail at some point. Crews had been working furiously to relieve pressure on the dam so that it would not break.
It breached around 5:30 pm Tuesday Oct 6,2015 and is on the list.
A sixth dam burst in Richland County at Lake Elizabeth on Hard Scrabble Road near Wilson Boulevard in North East Richland.
FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Howe Springs Fire Department responded Tuesday after a vehicle drove around a barrier and ended up in washed out ditch on Old River Road in Florence County, according to Andrew Golden, PIO for Florence County Emergency Management Division. The two people got out of the vehicle and were not hurt, according to an official with HSFD.
Many boarders and volunteers have been attempting to get onto the farm today, and although thankfully the water levels are dropping some, this means that boats with motors no longer work and the only method is miles by kayak. As of 2:30pm [Tues -Oct 6] nobody has been able to make it to the horses. Yesterday they were rescued from shoulder high water and relocated thanks to brave efforts to elbow high water with hay available. There is absolutely no way to get them off the property until the water level drops. We have transportation, trailers, and available pastures lined up when the time comes.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control ordered Arcadia Woods Lake drained two months ago  after finding it was unsafe......But some Arcadia Woods Lake property owners say they don’t own the dam and can’t afford to pay to fix it.....Gaudi said repairing the dam is the responsibility of its owners, who don’t live on the lake.....the Arcadia Woods Lake owners group, questioned why the S.C. Department of Transportation isn’t responsible for some of the repairs. The DOT maintains a road running across the top of the dam, ......
Consequently, DHEC, Department of Transportation ( DOT), and the dam owners have been in legal turmoil significantly impacting the lives of the residents as well as the life of the lake and the wildlife it has supported.
DHEC has been criticized in the past for failing to inspect the state’s dams. South Carolina has more than 2,000 regulated dams. DHEC regulates the small ones. The agency has one of the lowest budgets in the country for the program.
2012 State-regulated dams: 2380
High hazard potential: 162
Significant hazard potential: 463
Low hazard potential: 1755
State dam safety FTE's: 2.57
Total Budget: $105,081
since most dams in South Carolina (86 percent) are privately-owned, many receive no inspection at all......In 2005, the environmental group Upstate Forever commissioned a study on dams in the Saluda- Reedy Watershed. Group founder Brad Wyche was amazed by what the study found. "We found over 3,000 dams in this one watershed, and we found that only about 160 of those dams are subject to the state inspection program," ......
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has for years suppressed full disclosure of the National Inventory of Dams (NID) — once a key tool for journalists reporting on dam safety — or the government's failure to ensure it. ..... is a database of some 87,000 dams in the United States, generally the larger and more significant ones.....The Corps is still withholding from the public some of the most important information concerning dam safety. ... information about the physical condition of the dam — whether leaky or strong. The database NICAR will publish will not have this information.
I'm not sure who Doug Fisher is or what point he's referring to -I'm still chasing that down.