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Mon Oct 5, 2015, 05:18 PM

...eight -- possibly nine -- dams have failed so far..

I hope none of our DUers are in danger down there..So incredibly sad


(CNN)The rains may have stopped in South Carolina, but the danger and the work to rebuild are far from over.

"I believe that things will get worse before they get better," Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told reporters Monday.


Nine people are known dead in the state due to weather-related incidents, according to South Carolina Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith. Five drowned after trying to drive through floodwaters. Four others died in traffic accidents, he said. One of the deaths was a state transportation employee. Timothy Wayne Gibson, 45, died Sunday in floodwaters while overseeing work in Columbia, the South Carolina Department of Transportation said.

In North Carolina, a passenger in a car died when a tree fell onto Interstate 95, according to authorities.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley warned there could be other deaths.

According to Thom Berry, a spokesman with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, eight -- possibly nine -- dams have failed so far.

"We have several others that are in the process of being over-topped," he said.

Haley said more evacuations are likely as floodwaters rise in spots, and authorities warned of the danger of roads that look OK on the surface but that may have been undermined by raging waters.

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Reply ...eight -- possibly nine -- dams have failed so far.. (Original post)
SoCalDem Oct 2015 OP
elleng Oct 2015 #1
orwell Oct 2015 #2
Jamastiene Oct 2015 #3

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 05:22 PM

1. and any of their congress critters approve of infrastructure REPAIR???

I recognize 'breaches' differ from 'breaks,' but I heard that at least one of the dams had broken today.

Waddya say, Lindsey???

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 05:27 PM

2. That would be evil...

...relyin' on the gubmint.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 05:29 PM

3. Thank you for being compassionate, despite

the losers that run our local governments down here. In other words, thank you for letting compassion overrule schadenfreude. Not all of us voted for the Repubs down here.

My area had flooding, but nothing as bad as in SC. I'm on the NC/SC border in the central part of NC, about 50 miles north of the worst flooding. It's squishy outside and everything is waterlogged and my yard is not in a flood plain. I was very lucky with the wind too. A largish birch tree fell on a neighbor's roof and damaged it. He has it tarped while he is cutting the tree away. It's too soggy and continuously still raining to be able to say there won't be more flooding. I mean, it is STILL raining and it rained off and on the two weeks before this system formed. It just will not quit raining. It is training over the worst affected areas also.

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