Heavy Rain Leads to Street Flooding in the Midlands

Severe weather leads to flooding

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Heavy rains led to some street flooding in several parts of the Midlands early Monday evening.

The rains triggered across the coverage area. Some of the heaviest rain was in Orangeburg County, where Doppler radar estimated over 3 inches of rain fell there in about three hours. The National Weather Service says about two inches of that rain fell in just over 35 minutes.

Video and pictures taken from the scene showed at least one car that was swept into a yard by the high waters on Broughton Street just beside Duckett Physical Therapy. Debbie Clark works there and tells News 19, "The water came up really quick and all of the sudden it just stopped.  As soon as they got the ditch banks cleared of debris, and everything cleared out and that water could role, it rolled.  It was gone." Dr. Dwayne Duckett says the water basically surrounded his building coming in and drenching the floors on the back side of the building.  He tells us that you could not even see the brick wall that separates the two properties.  Duckett says he will have a carpet cleaner in on Tuesday and he will see the patients he already had scheduled for Wednesday. 

Other vehicles had to go through water halfway up their tires along one stretch of Highway 301. 

The heavy rain was also seen on Hebron Road, which is off Highway 378 a few miles from the hospital exit on Interstate 26. The County of Lexington sent a picture showing a car stalled out, and the road was temporarily closed. 

PHOTOS: Flooding in the Midlands on Sept. 12

There have been no reported injuries so far. 

By about 7:30 p.m., the rains began to subside, and the waters began to drain. 


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