South Carolina governor Nikki Haley: floods are region’s ‘worst in 1,000 years’

Guardian: South Carolina governor Nikki Haley paused in efforts to cope with the record-breaking rain that hit her state over the weekend to say the resultant floods were “the worst in a thousand years”. “This is the worst flooding in the lowcountry [the region around the South Carolina coast] for a thousand years, that’s how big this is,” Haley said at a Sunday afternoon press conference. “That’s what South Carolina is dealing with right now. The Congaree river is at its highest level since 1936. “That’s......

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