The drought is over for some parts of South Carolina after much needed rain covered parts of the state and pounded the coast this week.
In Charleston, flooding is already an issue–and with this week’s rain storms, it was just the beginning. The National Weather Service reported power outages, flooding, and snapped trees throughout Charleston and Colleton counties.
The Charleston Post and Courier reports Danny Burbage of the Charleston Urban Forestry Division says the fallen trees are common after a period of drought in the state. He says the limbs become so dry, once heavy rain pours, they crack. Forecasts predict the extreme, dry heat to return today, and throughout the weekend.