Almost five days after the rain subsided in South Carolina, the state is still reeling from the impacts from one of its worst floods in recorded history. More than 250 roads remain closed across the state, and while waters are receding in the interior, rivers are still rising near the coast.
New visuals from Google and Digital Globe, obtained via satellite, show the incredible extent of the inundation in areas near Columbia, S.C. earlier this week.
The image sequence below shows an area to the southeast of Columbia near Alligator Lake. Fields are completely swamped by the flood waters.
South Carolina’s top agriculture official says the state may have lost more than $300 million in crop losses from the flooding, according to the Associated Press.
This second image sequence, below, is from an area northeast of Columbia near Sandwood. Notice the bridges in the top and bottom parts of the image, completely taken out by the flood waters.
More than 100 bridges remain closed throughout the state, many of them washed out like the two above.
Additional South Carolina flood coverage