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#SCFlood: Drain And Stain

“FLOODMAGGEDON” WATERS MOVING TOWARD PALMETTO COAST … The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has posted satellite imagery showing South Carolina’s floodwaters working their way toward the state’s coastline … a development that is going to cause some serious problems in the coming 24 hours. As the image above clearly…

“FLOODMAGGEDON” WATERS MOVING TOWARD PALMETTO COAST …

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has posted satellite imagery showing South Carolina’s floodwaters working their way toward the state’s coastline … a development that is going to cause some serious problems in the coming 24 hours.

As the image above clearly shows, a huge stain of muddy floodwater is pouring into Lake Marion.  Meanwhile other satellite images released by the National Weather Service show plumes of dark water loaded with sediment being pumped into the Atlantic Ocean.

At least 5.8 trillion gallons of water fell on the Palmetto State during “Floodmaggedon,” shattering state precipitation records and causing widespread flooding, dam failures and road and bridge washouts.

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13 comments

Krazy Kat October 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm

“Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets”

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Bible Thumper October 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

I forget. Is the Lake Marion water still diverted to Moultrie then by canal to the Cooper river or did they restore its natural path to the Santee?

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easterndumbfuckistan October 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm

50/50 split or something like that. There is a dam and diversion canal that Santee Cooper can use to modify the flow.

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The Colonel October 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Those gates are already open spilling water to drop the levels do that the lake can handle it.

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Mike at the Beach October 8, 2015 at 8:57 pm

The levels down there are in good shape, though. The spilling is actually slowing down a bit, although if the “bubble” is as big as the state says it could have to spool back up. Some of the federal folks are saying the downstream event won’t be quite as dramatic as Columbia seems to think. Better safe than sorry, I guess.

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easterndumbfuckistan October 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Here’s to hoping. The midlands are a total mess. I’m down from five ways to leave my house to one. Luckily we had no flood damage but everywhere is 10 miles out the way now at a minimum.

Mike at the Beach October 8, 2015 at 10:17 pm

Everyone is praying the water drops as quickly as it rose, although it usually doesn’t work that way… I surely hope the state has botched up their estimate and the feds are right. How often do you get to say that?!

5.8 Trillion Gallons October 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Huge toilet, but the turd mayor still remains.

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Just Me October 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

My well water is still full of dirt and whatever washed down into it and probably will be for weeks.

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The Colonel October 8, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Floodmageddon is not only not over, it won’t be over for months and the rebuilding will take years.

Let me challenge all of you to get out from behind the keyboard and get your hands dirty, if you are looking for opportunities, reply to this post and I can give you a list of places that you can volunteer or donate to. I’ve been working in Lake Catherine the last couple of days and tomorrow will be headed down to the Lower Richland area where they’re way behind on getting houses cleared and desperately in need of assistance

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The Colonel October 9, 2015 at 8:21 am

The best way to help with disaster relief efforts is to make a monetary contribution to one of the many Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster agencies, according to S.C. Emergency Management Division. View a full list of agencies at http://www.scemd.org/recovery-section/donations-and-volunteers. A list of needed and not needed items is available at http://www.scemd.org. Here are a few agencies they recommend:

American Red Cross of Central South Carolina: (800) 435-7669

Harvest Hope Food Bank: (803) 254-4432

Lutheran Disaster Response: (800) 638-3522

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: (800) 872-3283

Southern Baptist Convention/Disaster Relief: (800) 462-8657, http://www.scbaptist.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief: (800) 554-8583

United Way of America: (800) 272-4630

United Way of South Carolina: (803) 929-1000

If you would like to contribute to the United Way of the Midlands’ Flood Disaster Relief Fund, go to http://uway.org/news/flood-disaster-relief-fund.

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the local nonprofit organization serving 11 Midlands counties, is accepting online donations at http://www.YourFoundation.org.

You can make a contribution to the American Red Cross 2015 Fall Floods relief at http://www.redcross.org/donate/weather.

Donate time

The Red Cross is seeking volunteers. Call (843) 764-2323 ext. 321. Or, lend a hand at United Way of the Midlands: http://www.uway.org

University of South Carolina students can use their class-free time to help with debris removal, shelter attending, damage repair, transportation of volunteers and relief goods. Those interested can sign up at tinyurl.com/uscfloodvol.

Those offering resources needed for response or recovery efforts and those who can offer transportation for donations may contact Emergency Support Function (ESF)18 at (803) 737–8518 or (803) 737-8875.

Donate supplies

The state does not need any more water donations at this time, according to S.C. Emergency Management Division.

All locations of Tripp’s Fine Cleaners will be accepting donations of clothing and bedding. Please place your donations in a plastic bag or container, and if possible, sort by size and gender.

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office will be a dropoff point for food and supplies. Canned fruits, vegetables and meats will be accepted along with cleaning supplies and paper goods.

Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, has a disaster relief station to offer items to people affected by the flood. Donations of feminine hygiene products, men’s socks, paper plates/cups/utensils, formula, school supplies, towels and washcloths, sheet sets, toilet paper and paper towels are needed. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at least through Friday.

Columbia’s new Fireflies baseball team is taking donations of canned food, baby care items (formula, diapers, baby wipes) and personal care items (toiletries, toilet paper, etc.) at 807 Gervais St. (Suite 100) in the Vista. This will serve as a downtown drop-off point for in-kind donations to the United Way of the Midlands. This week, donations will be accepted 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

State resources The S.C. Emergency Management Division has requested that those who want to volunteer their services contact the United Way Association of South Carolina at (803) 929-1000 or go to scemd.org.

Donate at businesses

Many Midlands area businesses are pitching in to help those affected by the floods. At Tony’s Pizza in Cayce (803-936-0033), for example, patrons can buy meals for first responders to enjoy when they come in to eat. Cromer’s has set up a donations box for supplies, and will donate bushel bags of popcorn for every one purchased to shelters, police and fire departments and public service official locations (www.cromers.com).

Help for animals: If you have found a lost animal and need help finding a shelter and/or its owner, visit the Lost & Found Pets of South Carolina Facebook page or the South Carolina Flood Lost and Found Animals Facebook page.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article38119578.html#storylink=cpy

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Shannon October 8, 2015 at 11:38 pm

The hospital basically said fuck Nikki Haley and the lawmakers and are building their own water systems hooray for them…..

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