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When Columbia gets heavy rain, these are the streets that flood first

Five Points shops cleaning up after flash flood

After a flash flood hit Richland County hard, shops in Five Points are picking up the pieces.
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After a flash flood hit Richland County hard, shops in Five Points are picking up the pieces.

As the Midlands braces for possible flash flooding and tropical storm force winds, Columbia residents may find there is too much water on the road to pass through.

Driving through standing water can be dangerous, experts warn. It takes only a foot of moving water to carry away the average car, according to an article from Progressive. During the historic 2015 flooding, a man died because he tried to drive his car through standing water.

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Here are the streets in Columbia most likely to flood, according to a list published by The City of Columbia:

  • Main and Whaley

  • Gervais and Laurens

  • Blossom and Henderson

  • Blossom and Saluda

  • Harden and Santee

  • Monroe and Maple

  • Two Notch and Read

  • Wheat and Amherst

  • Adger and Devine

  • Wheat and Sumter

  • Wheat and Pickens

  • Heyward and Ravenel

  • Pickens between Wheat and Green

  • Barnwell and Pendleton

  • Harden and Read

  • Harden and Calhoun

  • Franklin and Marion

  • Franklin and Sumter

  • Columbia College and N. Main

  • Bull and Laurel

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