USGS has made the press hysterical with their fake “thousand year rain” claim in South Carolina, which is now “biblical.” They pulled exactly the same nonsense here in Colorado two years ago.
Note the small region in NE South Carolina which received 16 inches of rain, and that Texas got more rain this week than South Carolina.
Apparently 1916 was more than one thousand years ago, because they had very similar rainfall during July, 1916. The same region received more than 16″ of rain from July 14-16. For the month of July 1916, almost the entire region was over 10″ with totals as high as 35″ in North Carolina
It is all propaganda, all the time. Just like it was in 1871.