11 Trillion Gallons of Water Fell in the Carolinas during One Stormy Week
North and South Carolina experienced a week of unrelenting heavy rain that dumped roughly 11 trillion gallons of water on those two states causing catastrophic flooding and more than 12 deaths. That much water is enough to end the drought in California, according to NASA calculations last December. But instead, the rain drenched the Carolinas. North Carolina received an estimated 5.2 trillion gallons while South Carolina received 5.8 trillion gallons.