Storm Surge from Tropical Storm Irma Floods Downtown Charleston, SC
Heavy rain and storm surge caused problems in Charleston, South Carolina, Monday.
As Irma continued to move northward, the tropical storm brought record-setting rainfall to the area.
— NWS Charleston, SC (@NWSCharlestonSC) September 11, 2017
With the intense rainfall and storm surge, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency for the county.
Downtown roads were flooded and local officials advised residents to stay off the road until water receded.
— SCEMD (@SCEMD) September 11, 2017
A 9.9-foot tide was reported, which is the third highest on record in the city.