Figure : flood-case-study-panel-a

October 2015 Extreme Rainfall Event

Figure 19.12

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, University of South Carolina
Kirstin Dow, Douglas C. Marcy

This figure appears in chapter 19 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

The map shows rainfall totals from the October 2015 South Carolina flood event. Red colors in the map indicate areas that received excessive rainfall totals that broke all-time records. Some of these totals exceeded the 500-year and 1,000-year return period amounts (rainfall amounts that would be expected to have only a 0.2% or 0.1% chance of occurring in a given year). Extreme precipitation events will likely increase in frequency in the Southeast. Source: CISA 2015.f22f455b-1750-4917-8e88-fc09dc5fa6fb

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