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City parking garages offering free space for residents with flooding concerns

Some streets across the Lowcountry saw additional flooding at high tide Tuesday. (Photo Source: Live 5) Some streets across the Lowcountry saw additional flooding at high tide Tuesday. (Photo Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The City of Charleston is allowing residents with concerns about their neighborhood streets flooding Wednesday morning to park for free in any of its city-owned garages.

The free parking will only be in effect through noon on Thursday.

Vaughn says residents can pull a parking card when entering any city-owned garage, then upon leaving, the resident should submit the card and tell the attendant they were in for high tides and rain in their residential area.

Cars must be out by noon on Thursday for the free parking, Vaughn said.

The next high tide will be at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday. While that high tide is not expected to be as high as Tuesday morning's, potential rain may increase the possibility of flooding, City of Charleston spokesperson Barbara Vaughn said.

But Wednesday morning’s high tide, at 9:03 a.m., is predicted to be another very high tide, she said. 

Residents may want to consider coming to work ahead of the high tide.

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