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South Carolina flood: Door-to-door searches, swamped roads

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 11:05 AM
Hunter Baker surveys flood damage to his neighbourhood near the flooded Black Creek following heavy rains in Florence, South Carolina, yesterday.


Another day of heavy rain drenched an already inundated South Carolina yesterday as rescue teams went door to door to check on people in swamped neighbourhoods, and authorities surveyed a statewide road

system torn apart by historic flooding.

At least nine weather-related deaths in two states were blamed on the vast rainstorm, the latest coming when a sedan drove around a barricade and stalled in rushing waters. The driver drowned, but a woman who was riding in the car managed to climb on top of it and was rescued by a firefighter who waded into the water.

"She came out the window. How she got on top of the car and stayed there like she did with that water, there's a

good Lord," Kershaw County Coroner David West said.

Heavy rain kept falling yesterday around the Carolinas from the storm that began in the Southeast last week, part of an unprecedented system that dumped more than a foot of rain across South Carolina and drenched several other states.