Video, photos give better look at Lowcountry flooding
(WCSC) - New video and photos are providing a better look at the flooding seen throughout the Lowcountry starting on Thursday.
Drone video provided by Skyview solutions shows Dorchester creek turned into a flowing river. The rising water overflowing a bridge completely covers Dorchester Road.
In Caromi, a small community in Berkeley county, you can see the water completely taking over roads.
Photos shared on social media show homes and cars surrounded by flood water, blocked roads, and even collapsed roads. Caskets were also reported floating in the flood water on highway 61 in Ridgeville.
The Charleston area saw 17.29 inches of rain, one-third the rain totals typically seen in one year.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division confirm there have been six fatalities in the state so far in connection with the weekend's rain and flash floods.
Several schools, governments, businesses and government offices around the Lowcountry announced closures starting Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties until 9:30 a.m. Monday. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through 5 p.m.
A wind advisory is also in effect Monday for Colleton, Dorchester, inland Berkeley, Coastal Colleton, Charleston, and Tidal Berkeley, including the cities of Walterboro, St. George, Summerville, Moncks Corner, Edisto Beach, Charleston, Daniel island and Naval Weapons Station Charleston until 5 p.m. Wind gusts of 30 miles per hour could bring down trees onto power lines, increasing the risk of outages.
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