The rain has stopped.
The problems have just begun.
These are Associated Press photos from a neighborhood we called home in the 1990’s.
Summerville, South Carolina.
The bank insisted that we have flood insurance, since we were in the 100 year flood plain.
Our neighbors were not required to have the insurance; since our house sat much higher, we argued about the requirement. We lost.
So far, 17 deaths, mostly attributed to drowning while in vehicles.
Thousands of power outages, road closures, evacuations, homes destroyed.
Dams are failing, roads and bridges are washing away.
The city of Charleston lies on a peninsula between 2 major rivers which flow into the Atlantic Ocean, just 20 miles south of this area.
They are preparing for the worst, as all the water up state heads for them.
I’m praying for my neighbors, who have been out of reach all week.