South Carolina Hit Hard By Weekend Storm

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After historic flooding this weekend, tens of thousands of South Carolinians are without electricity and the South Carolina National Guard is assisting in search and rescue missions.

In Columbia, the state capital, residents are being urged to boil their water and hospitals are considering evacuation because water main breaks are causing outages and low pressure. Portable toilets have been placed outside of University of South Carolina residence halls.

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  Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash is the daughter of Country music icon Johnny Cash and one of the preeminent artists of her time. On this Song Travels , Cash and her husband and co-writer, John Leventhal, talk about their journey to the South to gather inspiration for their 2014 album, The River & The Thread . Performances include their original music, as well as a stirring cover of Bobbie Gentry's “Ode to Billie Joe.”

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Coastal flood warnings and advisories are in effect for portions Of the mid-Atlantic and Carolina coasts. Flood and flash flood watches...warnings...and advisories...remain In effect for portions of North and South Carolina. Wind advisories remain in effect across the carolinas coast. For a detailed graphical depiction of the latest watches, warnings and advisories go to

Record rainfall could taper off in much of South Carolina late Monday, after severe flooding left houses in Columbia and elsewhere with water up to their eaves. But officials say the crisis is not over, and residents should stay away from dangerous roadways.

At least nine deaths were reported in the state, and some 40,000 people are without water. In addition, 70 miles of Interstate 95 are closed to traffic.

"If you're in your house, continue to stay in your house," Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday. "This is not the time to take pictures."

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The U.S. airstrike this weekend that hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 22 civilians, was requested by Afghan forces, according to the top U.S. general in Afghanistan.

Gen. John Campbell, addressing reporters Monday at the Pentagon, said Afghan forces advised they were taking fire from Taliban insurgents and asked for U.S. air support. Campbell said he wanted to correct initial reports suggesting U.S forces were under threat and that the strike was carried out on their behalf.

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Flooding Continues to be a threat in South Carolina

Historic and life-threatening flooding occurring and expected to continue through Monday for portions of the Carolinas.

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