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    Photo submitted by MaeBeth Slead Fall River Waterfall East Of City of Eureka
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    Photo submitted by Chavita Barraza Local Business (La Taqueria B&B) Took On Water

Flash Flooding/Thunderstorms Plagued Eureka and Greenwood County

“It’s the highest it’s ever been.” Just one of many phrases shared by many over the weekend as flood waters continued to plague the state.

Thunderstorms caused havoc to Greenwood County residents throughout the last week, beginning last Monday and continuing into this week. The storms brought damaging floods that caused officials to issue an evacuation notice for the City of Fall River. Luckily, the notice was rescinded on Sunday, May 26. A few vehicles were swept off roadways due to the high waters, but search and rescue crews were able to reach them.

Within the last month, Greenwood County has received nearly 24 inches of rainfall. On May 22, Greenwood County Emergency Management reported over 40 bridges had been closed due to the flooding, as well as sections of multiple roads throughout the county. Among the bridges still closed is the low water crossing located inside the Greenwood County Landfill. As a result, the landfill remains closed until further notice.

 

 

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