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8 weeks after floods: Roads getting fixed, mosquitoes dying

(Source: South Carolina Emergency Management Division) (Source: South Carolina Emergency Management Division)

By JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Thanksgiving weekend marks eight weeks since historic rainfall flooded parts of South Carolina.

Many things are returning to normal after up to 2 feet of rain fell in areas from Columbia to the coast from Oct. 2-5. Nearly 90 percent of the roads closed at the height of the storm are back open. Debris cleanup is ending. Lawmakers have started hearings to figure out how to pay for the repairs.

The cold temperatures also have slowed down mosquitoes, though officials say there hasn't been enough cold weather to assure they won't be back if the state sees several warm days this winter.

Many questions still remain from the flood. The biggest might be an official estimate of how much damage the state suffered.

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