Flooding shuts down Charleston's historic district

Paul Banker, left, paddles a kayak and his wife Wink Banker, as they takes photos on a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Chuck Burton)

Torrential rains are soaking South Carolina, washing out roads, flooding streets and leading officials in Charleston to close streets to incoming traffic.

Charleston's historic district was almost entirely shut down.

Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen says that while the city usually deals with flooding for a couple of hours at a time, this situation could last days. A number of cars were stranded in flood waters caused by rains and high tides

Almost 5,000 SCE&G customers were without power in the Charleston area.

Meanwhile, forecasters say up a foot of rain could fall along the upper Savannah River valley before the storm passes sometime Monday morning.

The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain for the Clemson-Notre Dame football game tonight.

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