Amost Wordless Wednesday–Hurricane Joaquin

We have blue skies in the Upstate this morning, but over the weekend it seemed as if the rain might never stop.  In two days, I measured nearly 7 inches in my gauge.  We were the lucky ones, though; Columbia, just 90 miles east, received double our amount and is still battling flood waters, and some coastal areas had as much as 24 inches in just 24 hours.

Here’s what Hurricane Joaquin looked like in Greenville…

The lower terrace of my woodland garden flooded by the Reedy River.

The lower terrace of my woodland garden flooded by the Reedy River.

Massive oak down in my friend Lezlie's garden, just up the street.

Massive oak down in my friend Lezlie’s garden, just up the street.

After the worst of the rain is over, residents flock to the Liberty Bridge in Falls Park.

After the worst of the rain is over, residents flock to the Liberty Bridge in Falls Park.

The Reedy River at flood stage.

The Reedy River at flood stage.

20 thoughts on “Amost Wordless Wednesday–Hurricane Joaquin

  1. Gloria Ballard

    Always in awe of the tremendous power of water when there is so much of it coming at once. Glad you are safe.

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  2. Suellen Brazil

    I am glad you are ok and that you did not sustain much damage. I am so sorry for the many in your state you suffered so much damage.

    Suellen

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  3. susurrus

    Gosh – that’s terrible. I hadn’t realised the storm was headed your way. Your neighbour was lucky that the tree missed the house, but it’s so sad to see a big tree felled.

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  4. Julie

    That looks frightening Marian, when trees come down its so sad, how fortunate though that no one was injured or the house wasn’t damaged. The folk in Columbia must be having a hard time and those on the coast with 24inches in day, that does really grim.

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  5. Sharon Lanier

    Wow that’s a lot of water!! Glad you are safe and hoping your native garden near the water wasn’t damaged too badly. And Lezlie’s tree! Oh my!! That is scary! Send her my best wishes!

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