Just so everyone's clear. This isn't rainwater. Charleston hasn't had any significant precipitation for days.

Look at those blue skies. The city now routinely floods on sunny days.
According to NWS data, Charleston has had 1,067 "flood events" since 1953.

The last *five years* have seen 275 floods. In other words, 1-in-4 of all the floods in the last 67 years have been since Jan 2016, and it includes 2020 which isn't even done yet. weather.gov/chs/coastalflo…
All but two of Charleston's top 10 flood years are within the past decade.
Last month was the 5th highest flood month for Charleston

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