Hermine's Leads to Localized Flooding in Sumter

Sumter county saw about 7 inches of rain, here is what it looked like

Sumter County, SC (WLTX) - More than seven inches of rain fell down in Sumter County during Friday's storm.

The Sunway Knolls neighborhood was just one area that had to deal with rising flood waters.

For many living in the area it was reminder of the damage caused by the historic October flood.

"Well we've been through this before, so first thing we did was park the cars up the hill because we lost a lot of cars last time. We got plenty of water and batteries and put furniture up on bricks," Samantha Rosario said.
"It's up and down because we had a flood here, right there and then they got the new road coming and you see floods, you don't see floods, you never know what to expect," Wesley Redgill said. 

A portion of Highway 521, just under the Highway 378 overpass was shut down for hours due to rising waters.

This didn't affect some residents who decided it was best to stay indoors.

"We just decided to stay in today. Probably didn't take as many measures as we should have. We had company over, played cards, kept all of the kids inside. And then the next thing you know the tree fell, so we knew it was a little more drastic then I thought, but we're just glad everyone is safe," Charity Melber said.

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