COLUMBIA — It could take until the weekend for the threat of flooding to ease in storm-tattered South Carolina, where a senator warned of a potential billion-dollar cleanup bill, two more people died in the floodwaters and the flagship university sent a home football game 700 miles away.

Cook and customers find salvation at Jubilee Cafe

‘This is the Southwest,” Norma Garcia explains, methodically assembling a salad that Jubilee Market Cafe in North Charleston prices at $5. Garcia, who’s in charge of the tiny restaurant’s kitchen, is a blunt and boxy 42-year-old woman; she dresses for work in a bright...

Rising to flood’s challenge

Catastrophic rainstorms like this one happen only every thousand years, climate and weather experts explained as unprecedented flooding forced people out of their homes, closed roads and submerged stalled vehicles. One can only hope that assessment holds true.