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Dreaded Charleston Flooding and Irma's Impact

Posted By: Bonnie Sitsis In: Living in Downtown Charleston
Date: Thu, Sep 14th 2017 3:03 pm

Dreaded Charleston Flooding- Irma’s Impact

Irma’s impact on the Charleston area on September 11th was relatively mild compared to so many other communities in her path, and our hearts and prayers go out to everyone who was affected.  Here in Charleston, Irma will be remembered for the nearly record flooding brought to the Downtown area.

King Tides and heavy rain combined with the untimely storm surge to produce the second highest tide on record – bumping the Hurricane of 1940 to #3, but leaving Hurricane Hugo (1989) in the top spot.Bee St. and Lockwood Dr.

The good news is most of the flood waters receded quickly, and by the next day many of the flooded areas were completely drained.

City Market, Lockwood Blvd, The Battery, and East Bay Street are some of the areas that commonly see flooding, and certainly saw their share during Irma.

If you are considering purchasing any real estate on the Charleston Peninsula, location and flood risks are a key considerations - be sure to contact me to ensure you get the right advice.

Photos credited to The Post and Courier and Erin Spencer.

Bonnie Sitsis, REALTOR®, The AgentOwned Realty Co.  843.973.0062