The Diva is trying to determine if there are enough interesting/unique characteristics of the SC flooding to warrant a case study. If you have any comments on that point, please send them.
Two bits of information from the many newsclips available today:
With so much water, officials said it could take weeks or even months to assess every road and bridge that’s been closed around the state. Several interstates around Columbia were closed, and so was a 75-mile stretch of Interstate 95 that is a key route connecting Miami to Washington, D.C. and New York.
“This is different than a hurricane because it is water, it is slow moving and it is sitting. We can’t just move the water out,” Gov. Nikki Haley said at a news conference.
South Carolina floods: climate change intensified conditions, scientists say. Once-in-a-thousand year’ storm along coastline a consequence of the extreme supply of moisture streaming in from hurricane Joaquin. [It seems too early to know the details of the flooding in SC, but this account is from the Guardian.]
I have read a lot of news clips and a couple of observations were of interest to me. One is that the Governor reminded people to be patient — the water is due to rain and riverine flooding and will not recede quickly. The second point was from a risk management firm that estimated the damages would be at least $1B.