|This is part of my weather report archive. This article was not originally written for AccuWeather.com, where I started blogging in 2005. This article originally appeared on the WeatherMatrix Site at this URL: http://www.weathermatrix.net/2004/0918/. If the article below does not appear, click here: 30-Year Flood: September 18, 2004: Hurricane Ivan Remnants Cause Worst Flooding in Central PA Since 1972|
As much as 27 inches of rainfall has closed I-95 in South Carolina, as well as nearly 400 other roads and 165 bridges!
Over 17 inches of rain fell near Columbia, South Carolina just last night!
The extreme rain continues today, with the Carolinas in the cross-hairs. This one could be a 1,000 year event.
Hurricane Joaquin rapidly strengthened into a monster storm overnight -- this changes everything.
Will Hurricane Joaquin be the next "Isabel" or "Sandy?" Does it even matter?
It's not a matter of "if" but "where" the flooding footage you'll see on the news later this week will be from.