A South Carolina grandmother is giving all her praises to God after she and her grandson were saved by a giant cross after they nearly drowned in the midst of severe flooding that killed as many as 19 others throughout the state last Sunday.
Clara Gantt of Blythewood, South Carolina, told Columbia's NBC affiliate, WIS-TV, that she was driving to church last Sunday morning when she and her car were washed away by the raging flood waters.
Gantt explained that although it was dark and raining extremely hard as she prepared to leave for her church, which is located about 20 miles from her house, at around 6 a.m. on Oct. 4, she underestimated the strength of the storm. more >>
As I survey the overwhelming damage in our state caused by the massive flood I caught myself asking God "why?"
I know people say you are not supposed to do that!
I suppose if my faith were stronger I might not ask that question. more >>
As flooding ravages South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin, a weather news program caught a daring water rescue.
Weather Nation TV captured shocking footage of a pickup truck driver being swept away by powerful flood waters in the state capital of Columbia.
A concerned resident named Joe Watts rescued the trapped driver, but soon found himself unable to withstand the force of the waters. more >>
Over a dozen people have been killed in the Carolinas and caskets are coming out of the ground as South Carolina's Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday received the disaster declaration she requested from President Obama which will enable affected counties in the state to receive some federal assistance as residents cope with the aftermath from the region's deadly floods.
Footage captured by CNN affiliate WCBD shows Pastor Wayne Reeves of New Life Ministries in Summerville wading into waist-deep waters Sunday to retrieve the floating casket of a woman reportedly buried in May. An incredulous reporter asks Reeves why he's going after the casket and Reeves says, "That's somebody's family out there."
"That's [a] family suffering," declared Reeves. "That's their family there that popped up from under the ground, and I think it's the human thing to do." more >>
Pastor Perry Noble's NewSpring Church in South Carolina has put out a call to their multi-campus faith community to #FloodSCWithLove, after days of torrential rain has flooded entire towns and claimed many lives in their state.
"Our state has been hit with one of the worst natural disasters in its history. Flood waters are causing severe damage, and it's our desire to help with relief efforts. Please join our effort to make a difference in the lives of those affected and lets #FloodSCWithLove," reads the description on the new action-oriented campaign page launched by Noble's NewSpring Church, which has 19 campus locations throughout South Carolina.
Hurricane Joaquin tore through the Bahamas with heavy rains, strong winds, and storm surges on Thursday, but there is now lesser possibility of it becoming another Superstorm Sandy after all.
The United States is still bracing for Hurricane Joaquin's possible landfall next week, but the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said it now poses less threat to the East Coast. The powerful hurricane comes three years after Superstorm Sandy destroyed New York and New Jersey, according to Reuters.
"We are becoming optimistic that the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic states will avoid the direct effects from Joaquin," Reuters quotes the NHC's regular storm update. more >>