In October 1990, Augusta received more than a foot of rain in two days – 8 inches of it in just 8 hours. Despite the levee and a network of dams and reservoirs up the Savannah River, Augusta found herself underwater. Streets became rivers. Homes and cars were submerged. Amen Corner, the famed stretch of holes at the Augusta National, was wrecked by mud, sand, and floodwaters. The city sustained tens of millions in damage and was declared a Federal disaster area. Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency went above and beyond to help their clients navigate the claims process as many owned property that was not known to be in a flood zone.