Heavy Rainfall in South, N Carolina Reportedly Kills at Least Seven People

Heavy Rainfall in South, N Carolina Reportedly Kills at Least Seven People © REUTERS

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At least seven people have died in the US states of South and North Carolina as a result of heavy rains, which led to a record rise of water in the number of reservoirs, US media reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At the moment, five people are reported dead in South Carolina and the two victims in North Carolina.

“One death was reported in the area on Sunday, bringing weather-related deaths to seven since the storm began days earlier,” Chicago Tribune reported.

The Mayor of Charleston, a city in South Carolina, was quoted by Chicago Tribune as saying that it was “a record storm.”

“You know the amount of rainfall that we have experienced is unprecedented. I feel very fortunate that we were able to get through this as well as we have,” he said.

The disaster has also cut Georgetown, a district located in northwest Washington, D.C. with population of 9,000 people. Most of the district is now under water and the roads leading to it are flooded.

In addition, a 75-mile section of Interstate 95 highway that is a key route connecting Miami to Washington, D.C. and New York has been closed due to heavy rainfall.

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