South Carolina Woman Swept Away by Flood Waters

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A body was recovered Sunday during a search for two people who went missing after severe flooding in South Carolina, according to authorities. Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said investigators found the body of a woman in a drainage ditch, according to NBC affiliate WYFF. Crews had been searching since Saturday night when the woman and a man were swept away by flood waters brought on by heavy rainfall, Evans said. The search for the man continues more than 24 hours after the pair went missing in the swell.

About 3 inches of rain fell in Greenville — about 100 miles west of Charlotte — in the span of two hours on Saturday, according to The rainfall caused a river that flows through Greenville to rise from its typical 3 feet to nearly 11 feet, according to The Associated Press. A majority of South Carolina and parts of North Carolina remained under flood warnings Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.


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