CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC/WTOC) - By 3:30 p.m. Sunday, most of the flooding was quickly draining off and all but a few roads in downtown Charleston were back open to traffic.
Even before that, locals and even tourists were already out and about, jogging, strolling a long the Battery.
Many found shops and restaurants here were already back open.
Wherever you go along the Battery, the Market area and the historic district, life was quickly getting back to normal, with the appearance of more fascination than frustration.
"It's actually not bad, getting back to normal pretty quickly down here," visitor Jacob Sarkisov said. "Most of the streets were open not closed so we had no problem getting here by car."
"We're getting married here in 27 days so we were a little worrid by luckily it's not as bad as we thought it was going to be," visitor Kailie Kirven said.
"I've lived here all of my life and the only event, two events, that could be worse than this, Hugo and the Civil War," homeowner Bruce Burris said.
Burris felt the need to clear off some of the drains near his home along West Battery. There's no question there will be some clean-up here over the next few days.
People also seemed to agree this was a pretty accurate call on the part of our meteorologists; whether everything predicted actually happen in terms of flooding and damage, they say they would rather be prepared for the wost, than surprised by it.