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."