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South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)

The flooding caused by unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina has killed 11 people. More than two feet (60cm) of rain have fallen in the past three days in parts of the state.

Of the 11 people known to have been killed, seven drowned, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said. Four others died in weather-related car crashes, the agency said. A state transportation department employee was killed after his work truck was overturned and swept away by rushing waters.

The flooding closed schools and government offices, stranded motorists and led to dramatic rescues, including that of a mother and her 15-month-old baby who were plucked by a US Coast Guard helicopter from their flooded home in Huger, South Carolina.

Some towns have been entirely cut off. All four roads leading into the county seat of Manning are closed, isolating 4,000 people.

South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)
South Carolina flooding: 11 killed after 2ft of rain falls in three days (PHOTOS)


Via: International Business Times
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