The widow of a man who drowned in South Carolina's historic 2015flooding is suing the federal government over a dam that failed onan Army base near Columbia, according to the Associated Press.

The lawsuit, filed in late December by Lois McCarty, seeksunspecified damages related to the death of her husband early onthe morning of Oct. 4, 2015.

According to the suit, Bob McCarty was in his car at 6:30 a.m.that morning when he was swept away in floodwaters rushing fromSemmes Lake, a 29-acre, man-made lake at Fort Jackson, the Army'slargest basic training installation. The lake feeds into a systemof creeks and other bodies of water throughout Columbia. McCartyalleges her husband was in an area below the dam when his car wasswept away.

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