Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on May 16, 2018 in General Interest
Haevy rain in South Carolina has brought flash flooding to areas of the Upstate. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting roads in Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties have flooded. Motorists are warned not to cross running water. Only sixinches of running water can be enough to sweep person away and two feet of running water can sweep a car away. The National Weather Service has a program Turn Around Don't Drown, which contains more information. The CDC reports that half of flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven around warning barricades and attempts to cross moving water.