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Helicopter crews lifted dozens of people to safety and hundreds more were pulled into boats as floodwaters from a 1,000-year rainfall swept through the Carolinas, closing roads and taking bridges.


Chuck Burton - Associated Press

Floodwaters close in on homes on a small piece of land on Lake Katherine in Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding.


Chuck Burton - Associated Press

John Blackmon describes where floodwater rose to his home near Gills Creek in Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with floodwaters due to a slow moving storm system.


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Alex Scroggins stops to help rescue a dog left behind in a flooded home on the Waccamaw River near Conway, S.C., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. As the showers tapered off Monday, the governor warned communities downstream, near the low-lying coast, that they may still see rising water and to be prepared for more evacuations.


Chuck Burton - Associated Press

A truck rests off a washed out road outside of Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding.


Chuck Burton - Associated Press

Military vehicles block a road near businesses damaged by flooding near Gills Creek in Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday.


Jason Lee/The Sun News - Associated Press

Joe Ziegler, left, Steven Harmer, Alex Sanders, and Alex Scroggins help family and neighbors move a couch from flooding homes on the Waccamaw River near Conway, S.C., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. As the showers tapered off Monday, the governor warned communities downstream, near the low-lying coast, that they may still see rising water and to be prepared for more evacuations.


Jason Lee/The Sun News - Associated Press

Jerry Hardy and wife his Tracey evacuate their family from floodwaters on Waccamaw Drive near Conway, S.C., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. As the showers tapered off Monday, the governor warned communities downstream, near the low-lying coast, that they may still see rising water and to be prepared for more evacuations.


Russ Bynum - Associated Press

Five-month-old Jeremiah Odum, left, and his 2-year-old brother, Braxton Odum, nap on a cot in a high school gymnasium being used as a Red Cross shelter for flood evacuees in Rowesville, S.C., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. The boys and their mother, 24-year-old Nyshambi Vega, arrived at the shelter after being rescued by firefighters with paddleboats when chest-deep floodwaters crept to the door of their apartment in Holly Hill, South Carolina, over the weekend.

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