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National Guard Descending On Columbia Canal

EFFORTS UNDERWAY TO PLUG BREACH … National Guard troops have set up a staging area near a major breach in the Columbia Canal – and have ordered nearby homeowners and business owners to evacuate the area. “They have placed cones around their staging area,” one witness told us. Meanwhile business…

EFFORTS UNDERWAY TO PLUG BREACH …

National Guard troops have set up a staging area near a major breach in the Columbia Canal – and have ordered nearby homeowners and business owners to evacuate the area.

“They have placed cones around their staging area,” one witness told us.

Meanwhile business owners in the area have been told to move their vehicles in order to provide room for incoming emergency response assets.

“They told my staff to move cars at my office,” one West Columbia, S.C. businessman told FITS.  “Said helicopters were coming and (a) large number of Guardsmen.”

Indeed one huge Boeing CH-47 “Chinook” helicopter arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon to assist in the efforts.

Take a look …

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And a look/ listen …

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Chinook Attempting To Life Backhoe

And here’s a look at the National Guard convoy approaching the area …

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guard convoy

What’s going on?

Well, a major breach took place late Sunday at the canal – which is located in downtown Columbia, S.C.   This breach is one of the more worrisome developments associated with “Floodmaggedon” – one of the worst natural disasters in South Carolina history.

It’s worrisome because the breach is located right next to the City of Columbia’s primary wastewater treatment facility.

“The SC National Guard … brought massive sandbags to the (site) in an effort to stop the flooding,” local television station WLTX TV 19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.) reported at the time.  “Officials say they are trying to repair multiple water breaks throughout the area.”

Now the Guard will attempt to lift heavy earthmoving equipment into the area in an attempt to plug the hole.

We’ll let you know if they are successful …

Built in 1824 using a natural ravine running alongside the Broad and Congaree Rivers, the canal has been used for transportation and hydroelectric power generation.  It was also briefly used by Confederate soldiers as a power source for the manufacture of gunpowder used in the Civil War.

Developing …

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20 comments

The FITS-Nefarious Gurdsmen October 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm

“one witness told FITS”…

Did they fly in on Black Helicopters….and was this sleuthful “witness” half-drunk and prancing around in a Speedo that matched your…???…LMAO…

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The Queefdom October 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

It’s obvious now that yes, “Grand Tango” is no more. RIP

poGo done gone an’ kilt his twisted idol daid, so he could become him on FITSNews. Probably wearing the skin of GT’s face for a mask, 24/7.

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TroubleBaby October 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm Reply
tomstickler October 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

“Probably wearing the skin of GT’s face ass for a mask….”

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The KingDom of Fly October 7, 2015 at 8:34 am

Nice Boz.Read below and damn if I ain’t some NEW material from the heavens. :)

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say it ain't so! October 6, 2015 at 9:54 pm

“And speaking of driveways, what about the guy who hit those bikers and killed one of them after leaving David Brittain’s drunken party?He had a prior on something like that, right, at least a prior charge. You guys assisted in the way Hembree and others on the corrupt legal side of the “Myrtle Beach Mafia” let that guy slide for that to this very day.

And hey, Mike Wooten gonna get more high-profile again? Now THERE’S somebody you’ve kept in the background pretty much for a while, huh, sort of like Kelly, Greene, Dyer, et al. Some people I know remember how ol’ Mike made a big show of going around asking for donations for the infamous political pay-offs at various businesses in MB, in order to make it look like all the money was not coming from Brittain, then never really followed up coz it was just a show. But he’s been just quiet as a mouse since then. Clever of you? Not really. There are those who saw through that crap from day one.”

Boz Martin

April 9, 2012
1:52 PM

Grand Strand Daily

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My guess is the Black Helicopters will SOON be flying over Boz’s tent? Oh my! He defamed the deceased Brittan, Wooten,Hembree and Kelley in this libelous ‘prance’ on the truth. LMAO!

Boz Martin

April 9, 2012
1:52 PM

Grand Strand Daily

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ex employee October 7, 2015 at 10:31 am

The big question is Brittain’s cause of death. Very little ever said.

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Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 2:32 pm

If that’s it, it’s a great picture. But thinking need more like bulldozers and giant piles of dirt to close that gap.

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Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Gives us more Floodpoclypse news.

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SCANNA guy October 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Very cool video of the Helicopter.

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Bible Thumper October 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

There will be hell to pay if they don’t save the Confederate Relic Room at State Museum. The Confederate flag is in danger if the canal fails.

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Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm

OMG – let’s go.

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Rocky Verdad October 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Wouldn’t that be ironic. Washed away in a flood of sewage. Oh the Irony. Oh the Tang-irony.

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Mayor T-Bone Shitwater October 6, 2015 at 3:40 pm

“Why worrisome? Because the breach is right next to the City of Columbia’s primary wastewater treatment facility.”

My evil plan is coming to fruition. Soon we’ll all be famously shit upon.

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Albert October 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm

There is a lot of activity down there now. Jarvis Klapman is closed (in bound lanes), there is one lane open in front of the State Museum and a helicopter is hovering about.

Lots of work trucks and bulldozers and heavy duty Guard trucks.

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Haney October 6, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Hard to believe it had been raining for nearly a week before today. Sun it out, very few puddles around. But still the rivers and creeks are overflowing!

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Squishy123 October 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Gravity is a very powerful force, you should Google it.

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Positivedifference54 October 6, 2015 at 10:27 pm

It’s near the water plant, not the sewer plant which is down by I-77/Bluff Rd area. This water plant can produce up to 65,000,000 gallons of drinking water a day.

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ted October 6, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Will Benjamin and Haley both end up at Butner, or some other facility?

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