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Drought ends on SC's south coast, rain helping elsewhere

Charleston, SC (AP) -

Rain in recent months that has totaled 2 feet in some places has ended the drought along South Carolina's south coast.
    
Officials say rains in recent days should help ease the grip of the drought elsewhere in the state.
    
The South Carolina Drought Response Committee removed Charleston, Jasper and Beaufort counties from drought status late last week. All other areas of the state still remain in the lowest level of drought or in moderate drought.
    
Some areas of Charleston County have received 16 inches of rain in the past two months. Daufuskie Island on the state's southern tip received more than 23 inches.
    
Following weekend rains across the state, the committee meets again next week to re-evaluate the drought status of other counties.

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