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Summerville/Goose Creek cancel fireworks shows due to rain

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The red white and blue decorations are in place at Gahagan Park in Summerville, but the water on the ground means there will be no fireworks display Thursday night.

Ben Bunting is the head of safety for Summerville, "it's completely saturated the ground and flooded the area that we would be shooting from. And we can't get vehicles on to that ground without sinking. You can even walk without sinking."

Robert Robinson, Sr. lives nearby, "many of our friends come out and we put lawn chairs right here in the yard" to watch the fireworks. He says his children and grandchildren are especially disappointed in the news.

Over in Goose Creek, rain left the parking area next to city hall drenched. That means cars can not get in and out without getting stuck, so the city's fireworks celebration is also canceled. Mayor Michael Heitzler tells News 2, "sadly as I can feel the rain coming down on my hair and face right now, we've had an inordinate amount of rain and we cannot get those thousands of automobiles and this thousands of people safely to the event, not can we get them safely out."

While Goose Creek is not planning to hold a "make-up" day, they ARE trying to add a fireworks display to another pre-scheduled event later this year. The city of Summerville IS planning to hold a make up date for the 4th of July fireworks. They are planning on having fireworks in about a month.

News 2 will keep you up to date on the specifics for these fireworks dates as that information is given to us.

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