It’s Been 3 Decades Since Major Flood in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — On October 12, 1990, the Augusta area experienced the worst flood in current memory when the remnants of two tropical systems merged over the Southeast from different directions.

According to the National Climatic Data Center, the highest rainfall total from these systems occurred in nearby Louisville, Ga., with 19.89 inches reported.

The flooding rains were caused by the effects of Tropical Storm Marco in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the circulation around Marco pulling the remnants of Hurricane Klaus, located near the Bahamas, into Georgia and South Carolina.

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