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Heavy rains flood areas of the Lowcountry; Flash flood watch in effect

Pic by Taylor Mason on Folly Beach Pic by Taylor Mason on Folly Beach
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A flash flood watch is in effect after areas of the Lowcountry were inundated with heavy rain that caused some flooding Thursday evening.

The flash flood watch is for Charleston, Daniel Island, Edisto Beach, Moncks Corner, Summerville, St. George and Walterboro until 11 a.m. on Friday.

On Thursday, residents and motorists in West Ashley, James Island and downtown Charleston reported flooding in their area, and took pictures of streets and parking lots filled with water.

One viewer took a picture of the front end of an SUV which was fully submerged in water in the parking lot of the Bohemian Bull on Folly Road on James Island.

Witnesses say the SUV's driver couldn't see the road when they were attempting to pull out, and ended up in a ditch.

Another viewer snapped up a pic of the Dorchester Veterinary Hospital where a van and a car were trapped in the parking lot which had become a giant pool due to the heavy rain.

Residents in the Tri-County and surrounding areas were alerted to the possibility of heavy flooding with the National Weather Service issuing two flash flood warnings.

The rain also brought some street closures in downtown Charleston. Charleston police officials say high waters prompted the closures of a few streets that included South and North Market streets.

Reports indicated three to seven inches of rain had also fallen between the areas of Middleton Place to Johns Island.

A flash flood warning was originally issued for the Tri-County Thursday afternoon and was set to expire at 5:30 p.m., but was extended until 7:30 p.m.

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