Parts of the Southeast already battered by record-breaking rainfall can expect more rain and flooding through Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
One of the areas hardest hit by the rains was Columbia, South Carolina, with up to 14 inches of rain reported to have fallen overnight, according to the Associated Press.
The Mayor of South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia, declared a nighttime curfew starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday and lasting through 5 a.m. on Monday, Reuters reported.
Tens of thousands are without power and several hundred people had to be rescued from the flood waters. There have been six weather-related deaths, the AP reported.
Flooding also closed interstate highways, including 75 miles of I-95, which connects the southeast to the northeast.
The rains came as Hurricane Joaquin, which wreaked havoc in the Bahamas on Friday and was downgraded to a Category 3 storm, moves northward, but away from making landfall in the U.S.