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Upstate Family Stranded On Their Property

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The Splady family is trapped on their own property on Moody Bridge Road in Pickens County.  

"We came outside to walk the dog and discovered we had no driveway," Sue Splady said.

Fire officials tell us Lake Garren on Moody Bridge road owned by Clemson University overflowed causing the creek to turn into a raging river, washing away the driveway.  

"Not able to get to even the grocery store and we are running out of groceries," Splady said.

There's no way to drive on or off the property, and Splady says she can't stay at a hotel because she has a dog and 4 outdoor cats that would starve if she left.

And now Splady is questioning what would happen in an emergency.

"A medical emergency is a possibility because I do have a lung problem that requires me to go to the hospital quickly every once in awhile," Splady said.

The Pumpkintown fire chief tells us there are plans in place.

"If they have a medical call Pickens is advised we will help with manpower and personnel to carry them out, even if we have to go down and cross the creek," Chief David James said.

Splady still worries just how long it will take to fix this hole, and just who is going to pay.

Since Clemson owns the lake that flooded we contacted the University.

It said the claim is being investigated by the South Carolina Insurance Reserve fund to decide who will foot the bill.

The University or the Splady family.

 

 

 

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