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Greenville Floods!

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I just saw on the news that Greenville has flooded. A storm this morning parked itself over downtown Greenville, and dropped between 7 inches to a foot a rain. By noon, the Reedy River was 5 feet over flood stage. And the day is still young. Greenville is likely to get more rain today (July 29).

Here are some images:

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Reedey River Falls Park

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Duke Power had to shut this substation down. Several thousand are without power.

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Hudson Street

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the bottom of Reedy Falls

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Academy St. Bridge

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Cleveland Park

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Some kayakers enjoying the high waters.

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The latest I heard is that flood stage for the Reedy is 8ft, and the water peaked at more than 16ft.

More Pics:

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A foot bridge accross the Reedy behind the Peace Center (right)

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High Waters

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Reedy Falls

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Reedy River Falls Park is still intact. I went down there today. Just needs to be cleaned up. The bridge(not Liberty Bridge) that connects Falls Park to Cleveland Park however was wiped out! Cleveland park has to go through serious cleanup this weekend and is closed.

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Welcome to the forums motonenterprises! I'm glad to hear that nothing was damaged too much. Is this the bridge you are talking about:

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For people who aren't from the area, it should be noted that while this was the worst flood of the Reedy in a while, it is certainly not the first. The joke is that if you spit into the river enough, it will flood.

Here are some other photos of a past flood (1995) that I came accross. It will also give you some perspective of the extent of the flood yesterday.

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Pic-nic shelter

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Normal

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1995

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2004

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Normal

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1995

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2004

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Reedy River Falls from the Camperdown Way Bridge (that bridge no longer exists, and in its place is the curved Liberty Bridge.)

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This is how the river normally looks. Compare that to this:

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This is likly taken from the Main St bridge, which you can see in the previous picture.

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This is the normal look for Reedy River Falls. Compare that to this:

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Liberty Bridge

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No thats not it. You must go up some and under the bridge for Church St. You will get to a small old pedestrian bridge that crosses the river to go to Cleveland Park. It was pretty much wiped out. It is covered with knocked down trees and wood from that woodyard.

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The lastest word is that the waters reached 19.2 ft (13.2 ft above flood stage) and they caused about $4 million in damages.

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