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Bonnie Makes Landfall; Parts of I-95 Closed Off


Tropical Depression Bonnie made landfall just north of Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday morning, bringing flooding rainfall and closing off a portion of Interstate 95.

Bonnie officially made landfall at 8:30am EDT on the Isle of Palms, about 15 miles east of Charleston. Bonnie weakened from a Tropical Storm to a Tropical Depression overnight, although winds and coastal flooding appeared to be of relatively minor impact.

Heavy rain and localized flooding created major disruptions in parts of South Carolina. As of Sunday afternoon, Charleston’s airport had recorded 4.84″ of rain, and some totals in Jasper and Hampton counties exceeded nine inches, leading to significant flooding here (picture). Interstate 95 was closed southbound as of Sunday afternoon, while only one lane remained open northbound.

Approximately 1,400 customers were without power as of Sunday afternoon, according to Duke Energy and South Carolina Electric and Gas.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on Bonnie.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Photo: Amber Stafford-Scofero

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