High waters today, strong winds Monday
Mamie Poole’s President Street porch was awash today with the aftermath of a hard rain that also affected church services and disrupted family gatherings.
The house where she has lived for 25 years has long been afflicted by poor street drainage, she said.
“Today is really, really bad. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone,” she said as trash floated by on the receding waters.
Record rainfall of more than three inches in a few hours was reported in Charleston and North Charleston. The rain is over but don’t get too comfortable because steady winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour are anticipated Monday with gusts up to 45 mph. A gale warning is in effect for Charleston Harbor and adjacent coastal waters, according to the National Weather Service, which also said freezing temperatures and frost are possible Tuesday through Thursday.
Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.