Wet and soggy weekend

Thanks to a confluence of weather events, a lot of moisture from Hurricane Joaquin is getting funneled right through the state.

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We've been getting a good bit of rain the past few days, and the forecast was calling for an additional 20-40 cm of rain for the weekend. After raining pretty much all of yesterday evening and all night, I ventured out to find the ditch beside the house running pretty high and fast, with the swale coming off the ditch like a tributary.

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Normally the swale drains into the ditch, but I think today, the swale was draining the ditch.

The corner of the side yard was looking like this

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Looks like it will be like this for most of the day. Apparently downtown flooding was bad enough that the Charleston Police Department closed off the peninsula a few hours ago.

It's not just the peninsula that's flooding either. There are a lot of other areas in West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, North Charleston where the water is getting pretty high too.

A day like today makes me glad we got the eavestroughing put up around the house.