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Rain to fall as South Carolina recovers from massive flood

By ADAM BEAM and JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - After four dry days, rain is back in the forecast for South Carolina as the state tries to recover from devastating floods.

Forecasters expect no more than an inch of rain, which shouldn't make flooding worse. Last weekend, more than a foot of rain fell across a wide area of the state.

After the weekend, forecasters predict several more dry days.

There is still flooding in South Carolina. All that water from Columbia continues to move toward the sea, although authorities says rivers are near their crests and don't expect the devastating damage that occurred when up to 20 inches of rain fell over South Carolina's capital over two days.

In Columbia, officials continued to be heartened by acts of generosity, but warned tempers were flaring in some places.

Beam reported from Summerville, South Carolina. Associated Press writers Susanne M. Schafer and Jack Jones in Columbia, South Carolina, and Bruce Smith in Charleston, South Carolina, contributed to this report.

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