Historic flooding in South Carolina, Tennessee sees relief

Hurricane Joaquin has dropped down to a Category 1 hurricane in the mid-Atlantic where it pummels Bermuda. With all the presumed predictions of where Joaquin was going to hit the United States, it still had an impact on many of the Southeastern states in the U.S.

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Historic flooding in South Carolina, Tennessee sees relief

Hurricane Joaquin has dropped down to a Category 1 hurricane in the mid-Atlantic where it pummels Bermuda. With all the presumed predictions of where Joaquin was going to hit the United States, it still had an impact on many of the Southeastern states in the U.S.

Much of South Carolina saw copious amounts of rain for the last few days, putting some communities at risk. Fourteen people have died after receiving 12-26 inches of rain in the last three days.

East Tennessee saw some weather disturbances because of the tropical moisture and a mid-latitude cyclone, however, this did not stop students and Vols from going out to the football game on Saturday evening.

Social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram had users put up their photographs and footage to observe this historical rainfall.

The American Red Cross, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and Central Carolina Foundation are now offering relief to the communities affected by the flooding by providing clean water, food and clothing.

Flash flood emergencies across much of the South
  1. The rain did not stop Tennessee football fans from going out to see the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
  2. We support our vols rain or shine ??☺️ @ Neyland Stadium https://t.co/bCVnrZWLsU

    We support our vols rain or shine ??☺️ @ Neyland Stadium https://instagram.com/p/8ZqFyjnn3J/ 
  3. Rainy tailgate but the skies cleared up for a beautiful night @neylandstadium .....that is until we lost to Arkansas. ????. Regardless of the loss, there is no better place to watch a football game full of loyal Tennessee fans......they are incredible! Aaaand this is coming from a gal who went to the University of Nebraska, a Cornhusker! ?✌?️? #vols #tenneseevsarkansas #tennesseevols #govols #neylandstadium #knoxville #ESPN #rockytop #gbo

    Rainy tailgate but the skies cleared up for a beautiful night @neylandstadium …..that is until we lost to Arkansas. ????. Regardless of the loss, there is no better place to watch a football game full of loyal Tennessee fans……they are incredible! Aaaand this is coming from a gal who went to the University of Nebraska, a Cornhusker! ?✌?️? #vols #tenneseevsarkansas #tennesseevols #govols #neylandstadium #knoxville #ESPN #rockytop #gbo
  4. Its raining in Knoxville! Cheering on the #Vols with my dad! http://t.co/2ogGt8IxdG

    Its raining in Knoxville! Cheering on the #Vols with my dad!pic.twitter.com/2ogGt8IxdG
  5. On October 2nd and 3rd, Knoxville, Tenn. also saw some weather disturbances due to the combination tropical moisture and a mid-latitude system. However, Knoxville did see rain to the extent South Carolina and North Carolina saw. There were flash flood watches and warnings for different counties in east Tennessee, but it was needed for a fall cool down.
  6. Historic amounts of rain are being recorded across South Carolina.
  7. Rainfall will continue over the next 48 hrs for SC/NC. 2-day forecast has 4-10" more possible in some areas. http://t.co/bo2Q1oi8MR

    Rainfall will continue over the next 48 hrs for SC/NC. 2-day forecast has 4-10″ more possible in some areas. pic.twitter.com/bo2Q1oi8MR
  8. Columbia saw over 8 inches of rainfall.
  9. Sitting in my car to avoid walking 10 steps in the rain
  10. 200 year storm. #columbiasc #sc #southcarolina #columbia #midlands #carolina #rain #flood #flooding #storm #downpour #ColumbiaFlood

    200 year storm. #columbiasc #sc #southcarolina #columbia #midlands #carolina #rain #flood #flooding #storm #downpour #ColumbiaFlood
  11. #scfloods #help #pray #columbia

    #scfloods #help #pray #columbia
  12. Charleston saw over 11 inches of rainfall.
  13. 7" of rain since 10am Saturday - and there was plenty before that #chswx… https://t.co/H2tSug26oZ

    7″ of rain since 10am Saturday – and there was plenty before that #chswx https://instagram.com/p/8al4LosRVQAS7vZtwzCuIId-R1B1f6TtFvW100/ …
  14. Rainfall total is now 15 1/2" of rain in 3 days @ Charleston, South Carolina https://t.co/z3fewpZ1Qr

    Rainfall total is now 15 1/2″ of rain in 3 days @ Charleston, South Carolina https://instagram.com/p/8aiFhUgkkc/ 
  15. This is a #road #thorperoad #flooding #flooded #2015 #roads #water #paddleboard #charleston #2015 #flood of #fifteen

    This is a #road #thorperoad #flooding #flooded #2015 #roads #water #paddleboard #charleston #2015 #flood of #fifteen
  16. This Hurricane is serious and not to be taken lightly, prayers to all families and areas of SC affected by these weather conditions (this is a photo in the Columbia, SC region) Several places are currently flooded out and underwater so STAY HOME! (Swiped from @ktlshoes) #ColumbiaSC #HurricaneJoaquin #StateofEmergency #SC #CharlestonSC #PrayersforSC

    This Hurricane is serious and not to be taken lightly, prayers to all families and areas of SC affected by these weather conditions (this is a photo in the Columbia, SC region) Several places are currently flooded out and underwater so STAY HOME! (Swiped from @ktlshoes) #ColumbiaSC #HurricaneJoaquin #StateofEmergency #SC #CharlestonSC #PrayersforSC
  17. Here are the estimated amounts of rainfall in North and South Carolina the last three days according to the National Weather Service.
  18. Here is a map of the estimated total rainfall for the Carolinas over the past 3 days. #SCFlood #TurnAroundDontDrown http://t.co/uPKmijukJS

    Here is a map of the estimated total rainfall for the Carolinas over the past 3 days. #SCFlood #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/uPKmijukJS
  19. Many organizations are now in South Carolina providing relief to communities affected by the flooding. Red Cross, Central Carolina Community Foundation and Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina are just a few of the organizations providing food, clean water and clothing to many people displaced by flooding.
  20. WYFF 4 and the American Red Cross have already raised more than $130,000 since 4:30 this morning. A big thanks to the community. Here is how you can help.

Edited by Jessica Carr

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Drew LaFasto manages the Tennessee Journalist Facebook page and contributes articles for the news website. She is a senior in journalism at the University of Tennessee and works as a video editor at WBIR. With a broadened scope of passions within the realm of journalism, LaFasto enjoys all media formats as well as combining them. When she isn't at work or at school, she is most likely playing video games, looking at weather maps or making art. She aspires to become a meteorologist at a news station or the National Weather Service.