Record flooding hit South Carolina this weekend, forcing many of its residents to evacuate their homes. The rare 1,000-year storm has created a dire situation that has left tens of thousands without power and shelter.
The flooding was worst in the city of Columbia, where rain levels reached up to 20 inches, which is why one local evacuee’s answer to a reporter’s question is so surprising and hilarious. Asked by reporter Sam Bleiweis from local news station WIS 10 what she managed to save from her house while fleeing, Columbia resident Angela Williams answered:
“I grabbed nothin’ but two Totino pizza out of the refrigerator and my doggie. And we left. That’s it. I tried to grab some other things but they wasn’t even worth it.”
Food is clearly a top priority for some people fleeing danger. Just last month, a man made headlines for making sure to rescue his ribs from a nearby fire.