The storm system that swept through South Carolina on Wednesday dropped enough rain to cause flooding along the coast and in the Upstate and pumped winds strong enough to knock down trees in some areas.
The Midlands escaped the worst of the storm, though Columbia Metropolitan Airport had registered 1.32 inches of rain through 5 p.m.
The most serious problems appeared to be localized flooding around 4:30 p.m. that threatened houses in the Whitner Creek area of downtown Anderson and closed highways northeast of Greenville at Boiling Springs Road and Brushy Creek Road, according to county reports to the National Weather Service.
An inch of rain fell between 3 and 4 p.m. in downtown Greenville, and the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport had registered 3.1 inches for the day by 5 p.m.
The system's winds toppled trees onto roads between 3 and 4 p.m. in Aiken, Greenwood and Laurens, according to county officials.
The low-lying streets of downtown Charleston flooded during an unusually high tide accompanied by rain Wednesday morning.
Rainfall totals as of 5 p.m. Wednesday included 3.93 inches in Anderson, 2.27 in Beaufort, 2.01 in North Myrtle Beach, 1.63 in Greenwood, 1.38 in Orangeburg, 1.37 in Charleston and 1.26 in Rock Hill.