It has been a busy few days for floods this past week across the United States. Flooding in Greenville County South Carolina killed two and Toledo, OH experienced 6 inches of rain in less than two hours on Sunday. Dealing with flooding can be extremely stressful. If you ever experience water damage caused by flooding give our San Diego flood cleanup experts a call 24/7 for emergency services.
A stalled frontal system caused heavy rain across North and South Carolina on Saturday, killing two people and shutting down streets and roads across the two states, prompting several daring water rescues. A woman and man were killed after their car got stuck in the rising flood waters during the night. When the water started to rise at an alarming rate, the couple tried to escape the sinking car but was sucked into a storm drain and drowned. According the Greenville County Coroner, the body of the woman was recovered more than a mile down the river before being recovered and the man’s body was found Monday, in a small pond that the storm drain empties into. According to Ari Sarsalari of Weather.com, over 3 inches of rain fell in the Greenville area from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. local time. The 3 inches of rainfall caused the Reedy River, which runs right through downtown Greenville, to rise from 3 feet to nearly 11 feet.
In Toledo, Ohio, heavy rain flooded several underpasses, slowing motorists, and causing others to take completely alternate routes. In addition to Toledo, Defiance, Fulton and Henry counties were issued a flood warning that lasted until 5:30pm on Monday. Heavy rain continued to fall over much of the warning area that caused widespread flooding. Three inches of rain fell on Monday and a few more inches are expected to fall throughout the evening. Several communities are the most vulnerable to flooding including Liberty Center, Napoleon, Colton, Defiance, and Jewell. Jennifer Young, a spokesman for FirstEnergy Corp, the main power provider in Toledo., said earlier today about 1,300 people were without power in the area. FirstEnergy had sent several crews out on Sunday but there were still many households without power.
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