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Flooding South Carolina

The flooding in South Carolina caused a week-long sufferance that is still continuing. The death toll is currently at 17 people due to crashed cars and drowning.
The flooding in South Carolina caused a week-long sufferance that is still continuing. The death toll is currently at 17 people due to crashed cars and drowning.

by Ifra Mahmood, staff reporter

The flooding in South Carolina caused a week-long sufferance that is still continuing. The death toll is currently at 17 people due to crashed cars and drowning.
The flooding in South Carolina caused a week-long sufferance that is still continuing. The death toll is currently at 17 people due to crashed cars and drowning.

Residents in South Carolina suffered a long week with wild weather causing them to use boats as transportation and evacuate from their homes. The death toll is currently 17 people who crashed their cars and others who drowned.

People have suffered looted, damaged, and destroyed homes. Homes aren’t the only things that are destroyed. The flooding caused collapsed bridges and cars under the body of water. The flooding has even caused  dams to break.

“This event is not over,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said, “A 1,000-year level of rain,” which is a statistical measurement and has warned that there may be more deaths.

Even though the rain has stopped pouring in some areas, the damage is still going on. High water levels are still  very dangerous. Rescue crews have been going door to door in the state’s capital, Columbia. Crew members are helping people who are trapped and hurt.

“I think it is horrifying how the water level is so high people have to travel using boats and some don’t even have homes to go back to,” senior Laura Zabala said.

Places that were affected include, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Williamsburg counties. President Obama is making federal funding available to the affected areas, along with other people’s help and donations.

“I feel that everyone should come together and help out with the damages, many people have nothing left and as humans we should help repair the loss,” senior Joshua Vergara said.

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