Intense Thunderstorm Leads To Flooded Streets In Columbia, USA

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Heavy rains flooded this Columbia street on Sept. 21, 2015. (Photo: WLTX)
A sudden, intense thunderstorm led to street-level flooding in parts of Columbia Monday night.
 
The heavy rains began moving in around 7:30 p.m., and persisted for over two hours. During the downpour, the National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for the area.
 
Some roads were briefly closed when they became covered in water, including frequently flood-prone areas such as Main and Whaley Streets and Gervais Street. Water could be seen swirling around the bottoms of several vehicles that attempted to drive in the water-covered roadways.
 
But just as soon as the water rose, they began to recede; within an hour of the end of the rain, most roads were passable again.
 
Heavy rain was also reported in lower Richland County and parts of Sumter County.
Courtesy of wltx.com

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