Cape Coral native dealing with South Carolina flooding



LEE COUNTY, Fla.,- People in South Carolina are being urged to stay indoors as the state deals with historic rainfall and flooding. WINK News is learning nine people have died and many are trapped waiting to be rescued.

A Cape Coral native is now living near some of the hardest hit areas. Erik Henderson says his town West Ashley, just outside of Charleston has seen nearly two feet of rain. Thankfully he and his family are safe. The images of devastation are hard to see. Homes under water, roads washed away and already nine people have died.  The record rainfall is causing flooding that the state hasn’t seen in decades! The governor says thousands are without power and/or water, more than 550 roads and bridges are closed and crews have rescued more than 150 people from the flood water. Henderson says his family has not left the house since Friday, except to go to the store to stock up on food, water and flashlights. Henderson says there are a lot of first responders out, ready to help when needed

Now, even though the rain is letting up the danger is still there. WINK News is also learning a Red Cross volunteer from Fort Myers is in South Carolina and three others from Florida are expected to leave soon. The volunteers are told to pack for at least two weeks.

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