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Storm Surge from Tropical Storm Irma Floods Downtown Charleston, SC

11 Sep 2017, 4:15 pm

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.

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.

A 9.9-foot tide was reported, which is the third highest on record in the city.

 

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