"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Monday, October 5, 2015

Charleston Flood

After not being able to get out for a few days, we were able to venture out today in the pouring rain to snap a few pictures. I wish so many of them were clearer...but I was shooting these on the run...and trying to keep my little camera from getting WET!

These photos, fortunately, are very mild compared to the severe destruction and loss of homes, cars, property, and a few lives due to this awful storm, so I can't show you the true devastation in some areas as I can't get into them.
There are whole ROADS busting apart and falling into deep ravines and rivers of turbulent rushing water, people being rescued and air lifted to safety, cars floating, homes flooded, all the schools are closed, power outages, people in temporary shelters, and a cemetery unearthed and coffins completely out of the ground, floating and being tossed by the water. There are bridges out and large areas of highways closed.
And it's still raining......

Rain covered street:

Blocked off streets:

Every time the tide comes in.......the flooding goes up again

the Battery is never this EMPTY!

Our power has flickered here a few times.....but not gone OUT and I am so thankful for that! Many thanks to all of you who have been checking on us, after seeing the news. I've been getting very nice texts and emails from all over the U.S. We are okay here and so thankful our place is still clean, warm and dry.
Very few people ventured out. They are carrying bags....they must've been on a quick store run........you know.........milk, bread, coffee and dog food! We did that as well. There is hardly anything open downtown. 
I've never seen this fountain empty. There are ALWAYS people gathered around it.......even in the dead of winter.

I have no explanation for this photo....do y'all think its a sad rained out outdoor wedding? A run-away bride? a costume party? museum volunteers in uniform? a rainy bridal photo shoot?
...............and away they go, running through the rain!


  1. Hello from Spain: In my city it is also raining heavily. Too much rain. Awesome pics. Keep in touch

  2. Oh, Gypsy! Caro just told me upstairs how bad it was there, and I came running down to check on you. Lovely surprise to see you'd commented, so I was relieved that you were home/ OK/ with power/not flooded out or injured.

    Moire non when I finish all these "Mondays" before the electrician comes.

    so glad you're safe!!!


  3. I am so glad to read that you are safe and dry.

    I'm sorry for the loss of homes, businesses and lives from this flooding.

    The bride photos are sad and make me wonder what the story is.

    Hope you will dry out soon ~ FlowerLady

  4. I'm so glad ya'll are okay, I've been wondering. So sad to see all the destruction and upheaval! My prayers are with everyone there, especially the police and rescue units. I saw a post on Facebook about a wedding that went on with all the rain - wonder if it was the one you saw?

  5. Debbi, so glad you are okay. Keeping all this in my prayers. Take good care of yourself.

    Hope this goes through....for some reason, I lost the first one. Yikes!

    Hugs, Barb

  6. I too am so glad you are ok. My thoughts have been with you, these are some very powerful and scary images.

  7. Oh, Debbi, what devastation. We have been watching on the news and here we are sitting with no rain and a horrible draught, it is all so unfair. I'm glad you are safe and dry (almost). Even the poor birds look miserable. Hope it gets better soon..Take care..Judy

  8. Man that rain was coming down. You were very brave to venture out in it. - So interesting about the ladies in the white gowns. I hope it wasn't a rained out wedding.

  9. Have been following this part of the country in the news all I can say is OH MY and our prayers are with all of you.



  10. Debbi, I had no idea it was this bad there! After losing our internet on the 6th, and tv for the first 4 days, I missed out on all the news. I hope it is so much better now and that all is well on the home front.