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South Carolina Hit Hard By Weekend Storm

People look out over damage caused by flood water October 4, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
People look out over damage caused by flood water October 4, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

After historic flooding this weekend, tens of thousands of South Carolinians are without electricity and the South Carolina National Guard is assisting in search and rescue missions.

In Columbia, the state capital, residents are being urged to boil their water and hospitals are considering evacuation because water main breaks are causing outages and low pressure. Portable toilets have been placed outside of University of South Carolina residence halls.

Tameika Isaac Devine, a city councilor in Columbia, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with the latest on how the city is doing.

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