Flash Flood

The Upstate experienced a deluge of rain last night, up to 5-inches in some areas, resulting in a flash flood that began just after 10:00 p.m. After surveying our own backyard this morning, Tim and I made a trip downtown to check conditions at Falls Park. As you can see, we weren’t the only ones who were curious.

Here’s a typical summer day at the park…

May 10, 2014

May 10, 2014

And this morning…

August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014

Another view…

May 10, 2014

May 10, 2014

August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014

And our own backyard along the Reedy River…

Looking upstream across the neighbor's property, which has lost another large section of riverbank.

Looking upstream across the neighbor’s property, which has lost another large section of riverbank.

Looking downstream you can see the wash across our property.  The flood breached the first retaining wall, seen to the right.

Looking downstream you can see the wash across our property. The flood breached the first retaining wall, seen to the right.

Unbelievably, the huge tree which fell earlier this year was lifted and moved about six feet.

Unbelievably, the huge tree which fell earlier this year was lifted and moved about six feet.

Sadly, the flood resulted in tragic loss for our community. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends of those who died in this storm.

16 thoughts on “Flash Flood

  1. Ellen Wall

    Watched the film Noah with my granddaughter on Friday night. They had it worse than we did.😊4.8 inches at my house. Runoff still occurring.

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  2. Gloria Ballard

    I am always in awe at both the beauty and the power of water. I am sorry for the loss of lives in the community.

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  3. rusty duck

    Living surrounded by trees and water, I understand how frightening events like this can be. I’m glad you’re OK and very sorry for those so tragically affected. Is there a lot of damage to your garden?

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  4. Pauline

    Nature has a way of telling us how powerful it can be. I’m so glad that no more damage was done to your garden and that you are safe and sound.

    Reply

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