Flash floods possible in Midlands as storms move through

07/20/2014 9:33 PM

03/14/2015 2:37 AM

Parts of the Midlands are under a flash flood warning until at least 10:15 p.m. Sunday as thunderstorms move through the area.

The National Weather Service issued the warning Sunday night for Central Richland County including the cities of Woodfield, Forest Acres, Dentsville and Columbia.

The National Weather Service storm reports include 3.39 inches of rain that fell in one hour near Interstate 77 and Forest Drive; 1.39 inches fell in 15 minutes between 8:50 and 9:05 p.m.

The area has received extremely heavy rainfall across portions of Columbia and Fort Jackson, with rainfall rates between three and four inches an hour. Due to runoff, flooding will continue after the rainfall has moved out.

Also included in the warning are Fort Jackson, Arcadia Lakes, Gills Creek, portions of I-77 and Five Points in Columbia.

Click here for a look at real-time flood levels at Rocky Branch at Whaley and Main Street:

http://sc.water.usgs.gov/camera2/

Mindy Lucas

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