1 dies in South Carolina flooding

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – One person has died as a result of flooding in South Carolina as the East Coast braces for heavy rainstorms.

Thursday’s flooding and closures were centered in Spartanburg County, including part of Interstate 95 Business just north of Spartanburg.

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Doug Bryson with Spartanburg County Emergency Management told local news outlets that one man was rescued Thursday morning after his vehicle was swept off the road where a culvert had washed out. The man managed to cling to a tree and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

There was no immediate word on his condition.

The coroner’s office says one person died after several vehicles were submerged early Thursday under a bridge where flooding often occurs. The victim’s name has not been released.

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