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Historic flooding in South Carolina leaves 9 dead, 40,000 without water

This is what South Carolina’s flooding looked like from space.

Historic flooding in South Carolina has left nine people dead. The catastrophic rain from Hurricane Joaquin has destroyed homes, vehicles, dams and closed more than 500 bridges and roads. Gov. Nikki Haley called it “a disaster like nothing South Carolina has seen before,” and has warned residents to stay alert.

“This is not over,” she said in a press conference earlier today.

According to Reuters, roughly 40,000 people are without drinking water and 26,000 are without power. Nearly 1,000 have found shelter outside of their homes.

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At least 1,3000 members of the National Guard are in South Carolina to help with rescue efforts.

FEMA has also dispatched teams to assist.

Watch tonight’s PBS NewsHour for more.

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