Flash Flooding Prompts Road Closures in Downtown Charleston

Heavy rain prompted flooding in areas along South Carolina’s coast on Monday, December 23, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.

The weather service forecast “strong” storms to move across the region on Monday, bringing heavy rain and wind. The NWS issued several weather warnings for the area, including a flash flood watch, wind advisory, and a high surf advisory.

The NWS said “numerous” roads in downtown Charleston were closed due to coastal and fresh-water flooding. Local media reported that flooding forced the closure of 21 sections of road before noon.

This video shows drivers navigating flooded streets in Charleston. The NWS said more than four inches of rain had fallen in parts of Charleston by Monday morning. Credit: Jeremiah Barker via Storyful