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'Once in 200 Years' Downpour Threatens Flash Flooding

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Around 22 million Americans were under flood watches early Saturday as a "once every 200 years" rainfall event was drenching South Carolina — and the worst looked yet to come. Heavy rain was expected over cities including Charleston, Columbia and Charlotte. NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins said the National Weather Service was referring to the drenching facing South Carolina this weekend as a "once in 200 years rainfall event" — and it had potential to be as bad as a once every 500 years storm. The NWS added that "record rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding" were possible through Sunday.

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