23 dramatic photos of the historic South Carolina floods

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Flood waters are starting to recede in South Carolina after an historic downpour led to the deaths of at least seven people.

The hardest hit areas had 24 inches of rain. Rescue workers are resuming their search for stranded victims.

Over 300 roads and 100 bridges are closed because of high standing water.

Some areas won’t have clean drinking water for days, and tens of thousands of people lost power