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A Post-Event Review of the October 2015 Floods in South Carolina: A Deep Dive into the Columbia and Charleston Event

Authors: Kanmani Venkateswaran, Karen MacClune, Sierra Gladfelter, and Michael Szoenyi

This report presents a narrative of what happened during the October 2015 flood in South Carolina, with a focus on Columbia and Charleston, and an analysis of resilience in the context of the floods. While much more can be said about the degree of resilience of South Carolina, this report serves as a platform for understanding where resilience can be built, particularly in response to floods in foothills and coastal locations, and what capacities can be leveraged for building resilience.

This publication has been prepared by ISET-International and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and the opinions expressed therein are those of the authors as of the date of writing and are subject to change without notice.


Citation: Venkateswaran, K., MacClune, K., Gladfelter, S. & Szoenyi, M. (2016). A Post-Event Review of the October 2015 Floods in South Carolina: A Deep Dive into the Columbia and Charleston Event. Boulder, CO: ISET- International. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13384.11528

Funded by: Zurich Insurance Group Ltd