DEATH TOLL, DAMAGES, ETC.
Nine people have now been confirmed dead in South Carolina due to the onrushing waters of “Floodmaggedon,” while local officials are already predicting damages in the billions of dollars.
Both numbers, sadly, are only going to rise …
Speaking of rising, that’s what’s happening to streams and rivers across the Palmetto State … causing multiple dam breaches and severe localized flooding. Meanwhile roadways continued to collapse and wash out as a result of the heavily saturated earth.
Take a look …
Beltline starting to crumble as earth gives way. @wis10 @FANeighbors @thestate @SteveBenjaminSC pic.twitter.com/7agxx6sDeo
— Lorien Owens (@lorieno) October 5, 2015
Curfews remained in place in many areas for a second consecutive night, and huge stretches of Interstate highway remained closed to traffic.
Meanwhile mandatory evacuations were being issued in various parts of the state.
One such location? Forest Acres, S.C. – a municipality just to the east of waterlogged downtown Columbia, S.C. Citizens residing in a broad swath of the city were instructed to leave their homes due to the impending collapse of a dam.
“If you don’t want to leave, give me the name of your next of kin,” one resident was reportedly told.
Meanwhile in Florence County, mandatory evacuations were issued for residents living along the Lynches River.
“Rising flood waters are an imminent danger to residents and responders,” a release from the local emergency management agency noted.
In other news, S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson said his office was collecting reports of price gouging during the storm, urging residents to use the twitter handle @SCPriceGouging in the event they saw examples.
Those looking for bottled water in Columbia, S.C. (ahem)? Here’s a list of locations provided by the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD). The agency also has a toll free number you can call with questions: 1-866-246-0133.
Any reports of looting?
Izat what Mayor TBone did to your water and sewer infrastructure money!?!?
corruptionincolumbia is out casing places.
I could deliver truck loads of bottled water, tents, blankets, food, you name it. But alas, there would be not personal motivation to drive to columbia or the lowcountry…ahem @scpricegoughing.
Better keep it, you dirty Democrats will need it where you are going…
i’ll know if i’m in hell if i am surrounded by tbillys, save me from eternity with those assholes PLEASE SWEET JESUS amen
Why isn’t FEMA HERE HELPING PEOPLE. BITCH HALEY WANT LET THE FEDS HELP…EVIL WITCH!!
My skin is the wrong color for Obama to care.
no that is just your racist imagination, you may hate your mother as racist hate just about everything, but i’m sure Obama loved his white mother and grandparents who raised him
Read his book. He says he was raised by his fathers relatives in Muslims kenya.
are you so pathetic that you think people believe that silly bullshit?
That he’s read a book?
just goes to show racism is self inflicted stupidity, “oh my” is capable of putting together a cogent properly punctuated sentence, never the less he writes such an incredible stupid statement
Barack Hussein Obama was born in 1961, to a Communist mother. Ann Dunham was known as a radical leftist from childhood.
Ann Dunham’s father, Stanley Dunham, was also a Communist who enrolled Ann in a Communist sympathizing middle school and took the family to a Communist sympathizing church in the 1950s. The FBI had compiled a file on Grandpa Dunham because of his red activities.
While young Barack Obama was being raised by his grandparents in Hawaii during his teen years, Grandpa Dunham introduced Barack to staunch Communist Frank Marshall Davis. Davis is described by Obama in his book “Dreams from My Father” as a mentor he could always look to for answers. Davis was was a member of the Communist Party, a poet who routinely praised the Soviets in his writings, a pedophile, and a hater of Christianity and America. Communist Grandpa was good friends with Davis.
Senior Obama was a communist derive from a 1965 article he authored in East Africa Journal. The article titled “Problems Facing Our Socialism,” critiques an earlier economic paper released by Kenya’s government. In it, the elder Obama argues for removing “the disparities in our country such as the concentration of economic power in Asian and European hands while not destroying what has already been achieved and at the same time assimilating these groups to build one country.”
“What is more important is to find means by which we can redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all and at the same time be able to channel some of these gains to future production,” Obama’s father wrote. “This is the government’s obligation: it should have come out with a plan in the paper to achieve this.”
he wrote in his book that his dad was a drunk and died a bitter man
Ok.He was still a communist.
sure, i was just researching that claim, the only people claiming that have an “i’m a crazy teabagging liar.com address”
Serious question.Did Haley attend the Clemson-Notre Dame game? I can find nothing that says she did.
I know a ‘fundraiser’ that is interested in Florida.
i don’t know, if she did, i have no problem with it, that was a huge game for her alma mater
Nobody gives a shit what you THINK.
p.s. you helping corruptionincolumbia case joints tonight?
i gotta flat screen even you can afford, keep this on the down low
and you will be able to watch honey bo bo in HD, and for a small fee i will show you how to steal cable
I don’t think so.Obama trashed his ‘white’ grandmother that raised him to protect Rev.Wright….
Obama is slandered his elderly grandmother to make Rev. Dr. Wright look better. Obama’s white grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who was raising him and earning most of the money in the family while his own mother was off in Indonesia working on her 1067 page dissertation on peasant blacksmithing, rode the bus each morning to her job as a bank executive….
Totino Pizza girl has been invited to the White House ………
*Only if she brings Totino’s
Should we be concerned about the integrity of the Lake Murray Dam?
You shouldn’t. SCEG built an entire 2nd dam a few years ago. they also released pressure into the Saluda river yesterday. They are monitoring accordingly from what i’ve seen.
VS has already answered
Does anyone in Columbia know about sand boils? I imagine any dam that fails gets them before the whole thing lets go.
You can google to get a more detailed answer but it primarily has to do with the difference in pressure between the water on one side of the dam vs. water on the other side of dam
Most pond dams do not create enough pressure difference owing to their size
I have had 2 pond dam failures in the past 30 years
The first failure was a result of poor compaction. Soil became over saturated and broke up
The second was a result of location of overflow drain. Older ponds tend to have overflow pipe at base of dam and this allows for leakage or breakage around the exit pipe either which can cause the dam base to erode
A properly compacted dam with a top overflow drain, sufficient spillway and daily maintenance should not create a hazard
Unfortunately dams in subdivisions belong to every homeowner but no one takes responsibility for day to day care
I’m sorry, but anything as serious and as solemn as this disaster, FITSNews should keep its filthy fingers off of.
I know there is no way to stop you, but your shrill, trite and indignant voice is wanted about as much as Obama should be commenting after an officer is shot down in the streets…
Not saying you summoned this catastrophe upon us (and not saying you wound’t if you could)…but with despicable bastards like you and Sanford in our state, it’s a wonder we’re not the subject of more pain and suffering….
Do not sully,
You are an idiot.
Yeah yeah so are you.
Nah nah nah!
I live in LexCo. This is the second night of curfew in unincorporated areas. As I sit in a Waffle House that is open, wsiting on my order, I am aware that very few eateries of anyvstripe remsin open right now due to the curfew.
I sort of understood s curfew for last night. Tonight, traffic is picking up as hazards gradually subside, though admittedly, msny still exist. Today, there was ample opportunity for dangerous roads and other hazards to be appropriately marked and closed. My question is, under whose order are we subject to a curfew, tonight? Is this REALLY necessary? I have been told if you are found out after curfew, YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO JAIL. Is this legal? Will it stand up in court if you are legitimately seeking food or beverage, or perhaps going to and from a friend or a relative’s home to check on them or comfort them, perhaps with food orvdrink?
Perhaps it is time for civil disobedience to the almighty LexXo thugocracy, maybe ACLU interventuon.
I hope you go out,get arrested and go to Jail
i was thinking maybe his driving into himself into a sink hole and spending the last 30 seconds of his pathetic life pondering the question he just put forward
I have enough sense to avoid the floods and washouts. Are you saying you don’t, therefore you need nanny government to protect you from yourself?
He is a liberal.What do you think?
the curfew makes it a lot easier to keep looters and the “hey yawl watch this” crowd off the streets, protesting it just makes it harder for the first responders. i think it is more of a civic responsibility to stay out of the way
They don’t want you out on the roads when they have emergency personnel out working. How fricking hard is that to understand? I hope a tree doesn’t fall on you while driving around town – because some rescue worker will be pulled away from trying to help the intelligent and sane people who are staying home.
Waiting on Boz to call.We are goiing to pick Fits up,head to Dairy Queen and start shouting ‘Hands up my Dilly Bar just melted’.
Damn criminals.We ain’t gonna take this stuff no more.I bet the local politicians are selling that polluted water as keepsakes. I sure hope they report it!
Just walked out of the Waffle House singing ‘We Shall Overcome’!
Love this storm.Free WiFi and coffee all day.
Yeah and I hope your mom gives you crabs the next time you hook up.
you know CIC the people on the ground trying to help us all did not cause this, their bosses have completely dropped the ball on this, they are overwhelmed and over tired still serving us, now is not the time for a protest over constitutional rights, stay at home and out of trouble, these guys have enough on their plates trying to put things back together
Hi Stumpknocker! I have no bitch with the people at the bottom doing actual work to fix things and make this better. I do believe I have legitimate questions and concerns as to the necessity and validity of the continuing curfew.
It is no secret that many of these politicos, frequently the ones you noted as having dropped the ball, love to feel that surge of awesome power and glory in their gonads as they rule over the peasants. I am not advocating for going out and loitering, looting, or causing disturbances, but I am really starting to doubt the necessity of the curfews as they have been explained to me, as well as their negative impact on legitimate commerce and normal freedom of movement.
wish i had looked at your name before the post below, i’m a liberal hot head, i apologize.
No problem, man.
You don’t have the guts to confront law enforcement or the people making these decisions. You will hide behind your keyboard and continue to falsely accuse public officials and those that serve of crimes.That is what chickenshits do.
Kinda like you calling me out from behind your keyboard, eh chickenshit?
I don’t sit around 24/7 falsely accusing my neighbors and those that serve my community, criminals.
Go out and get yourself arrested for breaking the curfew.You don’t have the guts to even look these people in the eye!
Ahhh, okay! You are one of those crooked, blood-sucking, politicians that others and myself have intense contempt and disdain for; that or perhaps a family member of one. Guess I must have urinated in your cornflakes a few threads back and you’re still following me. Everybody has a shadow so I guess you are mine. Enjoy yourself next time I pee on the ground with my back to the sun.
The first clue he’s a government “worker” is that he wants government force to be directed on you.
In the end all government workers resort to being “Little Hilter’s” when you scratch beneath the surface.
It’s all about what government says you should do in their minds- and the fact they are working for government makes them the “decider”.
Knuckle draggers one and all.
Yes it is legal. It’s been on the law books for decades and up held by the courts.
I called all three Waffle House’s listed in Lexington Co. . One said they were open but no carry out.One said they were open until they were shut down.
The third one was open but OUR ‘sources’ reported suspicious behavior by someone on a computer:
Wearing heavy clothing in warm weather-wearing a trench coat
Was asking questions that are not common about the location of something, security
measures, or availability of chemicals or other items.
Attempted to conceal the face by turning away when someone approached
Being evasive when asked a direct question, attempts to change the subject
Giving too many details that are unrelated to the conversation
Kept mumbling ‘corruption in columbia’ and ‘bomb the dikes’.
You do realize that Lexington County is not under any type of curfew, right?
No Rusty, I did not. I know we were last night. I encountered several signs posted at various eateries early this evening, indicating early closures due to the curfew. Can you please elaborate? Thank you!
Here you go
Thank You, Rusty!!!!! That is a comfort!!!!
No curfew tonight. You can help us by staying home to keep roads clear for our deputies as they answer calls and assess damage. #SCflood
Thank you for that information!!!!
What did you orer. I find on wet dreary days, nothing beats two over easy, sausage patties and grits with white toast.
Hash browns, scattered, smothered, covered, and chunked, and a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. Your suggestion isn’t bad, either.
Looks like President Obama has graciously given us the Disaster declaration we need. Better help than gov Nikki Palin.
Only because 30% of the state is black and Jackson would have cut his nuts off if he didn’t.
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Would a New Black Panther member ride in a boat adorned with a Confederate Flag to escape from his flooded home?
I don’t know. Would a racist redneck thank the black rescue worker who pulled his ass off the roof of his flooded out double wide with the rebel flag in the yard.
Most likely, because most people that fly the flag aren’t racists and many aren’t rednecks. If you notice, I referred to a specific demographic and portion of our society that share a common goal. You tried to lump together a very broad group of people with a variety of goals and objectives. If you had said Klansman then your question may have been worthy of consideration but you didn’t.
I’m sorry, so you are saying racist rednecks who fly rebel flags are too common in SC to be a specific demographic and portion of our society? Well I guess you would be the expert.
“most people that fly the flag aren’t racists.”
As a lifelong resident of this great state, who grew up in a small town, I call BS on that comment. I have know plenty of guys who loved to fly Confederate flags from their boats, their truck, and their frat houses. I have even known a few who fly them in their yard. I can truthfully say they were not all rednecks, but almost all of them were more than a little racist; and if you have a redneck flying a Confederate Flag; you can damn sure bet he is a racist.
Many people have a sticker on their truck or boat that aren’t racist. Many are members of the SCV. The SCV is open to ancestors of confederate soldiers of all races.