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Incredible new video shows Irma flooding Downtown Charleston

Original story at Mother Jones• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago

Mother Jones 2 weeks ago

Charleston’s historic downtown area flooded Monday, as now-Tropical Storm Irma continued churning northward from Florida. The Post and Courier said the storm had generated a 9.9-foot tide, the third highest on record for the city, prompting authorities to issue a flash flood emergency. Video posted to Twitter shows pounding rain and wind, and the ocean over-crashing a promenade that separates the city from the sea: According to the Post and Courier: The surge put White Point Garden under water and sent water coursing through downtown Charleston’s historic neighborhoods. Residents could be seen wading through hip-deep water; a john boat with ...
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12 Sep
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Irma is flooding Charleston SC... https://t.co/ha7pD3vYly
11 Sep
Mother Jones @MotherJones
Incredible New Video Shows Irma Flooding Downtown Charleston https://t.co/E68Ko9olri https://t.co/yrRIugQtKy