Science and Technology : South Carolina Rainfall Is Worst In A Thousand Years, Gov. Haley Says

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    South Carolina Rainfall Is Worst In A Thousand Years, Gov. Haley Says
    Officials are calling the amount of rain "mind-boggling"



    ... More than 20 inches of rain have fallen in parts of the state since Thursday, when Hurricane Joaquin began nearing the east coast, prompting officials to shut down roads, close school districts and enforce mandatory curfews.

    The total 24-plus inches of rain in Boone Hall and 18-plus inches near Kiawah are "mind-boggling," the National Weather Service in South Carolina tweeted Sunday afternoon.

    Charleston set a new daily record on Saturday when it experienced 11.5 inches of rain, the NWS reported ...


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...4fee4b0dd85030c5c37?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

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    South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods


    ... Haley said it was too soon to estimate the damage, which could be "any amount of dollars." The Republican governor quickly got a federal disaster declaration from President Barack Obama, freeing up money and resources. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, promised not "to ask for a penny more than we need" and criticized other lawmakers for seeking financing for unrelated projects in disaster bills.

    Water distribution was a challenge. In the region around Columbia, as many as 40,000 homes lacked drinking water, and Mayor Steve Benjamin said 375,000 water customers will likely have to boil their water before drinking or cooking for "quite some time" ...




    http://news.yahoo.com/despite-sunny-forecast-south-carolina-ordeal-far-over-082907661.html

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    Floodwaters break through a walkway in Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


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    I strongly dislike Gov Haley. How would she know what happened in last 1000 years?
     
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    Maybe the reporter got it wrong. Here's the actual quote, which makes better sense:


    "We are at a 1,000-year level of rain," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said at a news briefing on Sunday (Oct. 4). "That's how big this is."

    The inundation left nine people dead and some 40,000 people without safe drinking water in the state, NPR reported.

    http://www.livescience.com/52386-historic-rainfall-south-carolina.html
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