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9 Dams Breached in South Carolina Flooding

The state of South Carolina is struggling to deal with a catastrophic sign that all of the warnings about the state of the nation's dams and bridges have gone unheeded for too long.
October 6, 2015, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns: Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested yet," reports Holly Yan.

"At least nine dams have breached or failed in South Carolina since Saturday, the state's emergency management agency said early Tuesday."

The Associated Press, in an article published by U.S. News and World Report, was willing to make the connection between poor infrastructure spending and the floods. In another article, Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder provide additional coverage of conditions on the ground in South Carolina.

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Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in CNN
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