Hurricane Joaquin’s winds missed the US Eastern Seaboard, but the storm caused massive flooding in South Carolina, resulting in at least 19 deaths, burst dams, flooded streets, highways and homes, and serious and growing water shortages due to damage to water systems and reservoirs. Because the storm moved rapidly out to sea, already waterlogged parts of the region farther north were spared. The flooding in South Carolina is said to be the worst ever recorded, and is being called a thousand year flood, of which we now have many.