Before and after historic South Carolina floods

Before and after historic South Carolina floods
Map shows damage at the Cary's Lake Dam. Source: SCEMD
Map shows damage at the Cary's Lake Dam. Source: SCEMD

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina experienced historic flooding in October that left dozens of families displaced from their homes and caused untold damage to the state's roadways and infrastructure. The entire state declared a State of Emergency due to widespread flooding and went to "OPCON 1," meaning a disaster or emergency situation was in effect and posed a significant threat to the state

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division organized a story map showing some of the hardest-hit areas of the state before and after the South Carolina floods, mainly in the Columbia area. Click or tap here to view.

Shelters were open across the state and the South Carolina National Guard assisted with the rescue of victims. At the peak of the flood event, hundreds of roads  and bridges were closed due to damage and flood waters. Nineteen flood-related deaths were reported.

For previous WMBF coverage and photos from the floods, click here.

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