- Title: Charleston begins clean up after Dorian soaks the Carolinas
- Date: 6th September 2019
- Summary: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 5, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MAN PUTTING SAND BAG ON FENCE SAND BAG (SOUNDBITE) (English) KEITH ANDERSON, RESIDENT, SAYING: "Obviously there is a mobilization and prepare for the flood, and once when the hurricane comes by, I mean just a mess of branches and trees ... Obviously, cleaning up all of your fortifications, it's quite a project." FLOODED STREET/ TILT UP INTO A VEHICLE WITH WATER PUMP VARIOUS OF WATER PUMP PUMPING WATER OUT OF FLOODED STREETS POLICE VEHICLE SEALING OFF ROAD LEADING TO FLOODED STREET STREET SIGN WIDE OF BATTERY BAY
- Embargoed: 20th September 2019 03:14
- Keywords: Hurricane Dorian storm the Carolinas Charleston North Carolina clean up recovery
- Location: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES
- City: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001AVIRV47
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- Story Text: Hours after Hurricane Dorian struck Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday (September 5) residents of the coastal city began the hard task of clearing debris and draining flooded streets.
The howling west flank of Dorian soaked the Carolinas on Thursday, flooding coastal towns, downing trees and whipping up occasional tornadoes a couple of days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble.
In low-lying parts of the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, floodwaters rose to a foot (30 cm) or more. Few people were seen in the streets on Thursday morning as one of the largest Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded drew closer. People cleared drains of branches, leaves and debris, using shovels, rakes and their bare hands.
Officials said Thursday afternoon that more than 7 inches (18 cm) of rain had fallen in parts of Charleston.
Dorian's eye was about 45 miles (75 kilometers) southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Thursday evening, wavering in strength between a Category 2 and 3 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale. It had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and crawled northeast not much faster than the typical jogger.
Life-threatening storm surges and dangerous winds remain a threat for much of the coast of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, the National Weather Service said.
(Production: Mana Rabiee)
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