WITH FLOODING PHOTOS: South Carolina’s Lowcountry rivers flood

July 6, 2013 

— Floods affected the Lowcountry on Saturday, with the National Weather Service issuing flood warnings for several areas.

The areas affected were along the Savannah, Santee and Edisto rivers.

The flooding occurred Saturday because of weather that has been going on for the past three or four months, said Brett Cimbora, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Charleston.

A sensor at Galivants Ferry was about three feet above the 10-foot flood stage, the height at which a rise in water surface level begins to impact lives, property or commerce, according to the NWS.

In addition, some homes along the Edisto River between Canadys and Norman Landing were only accessible by boat.

Cassie Cope

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