Oct 5, 2015 8:35 AM by Cheryl Wengren
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Days of torrential rains are keeping much of South Carolina gripped by floodwaters today.
At least seven weather-related deaths have been reported since rains began spreading over the Eastern Seaboard.
The flooding prompted hundreds of weekend rescues and threatened the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of people in Columbia, South Carolina, with officials warning that some people could be without potable water for days because of water main breaks.
There also are power outages affecting thousands.
Police in Columbia say emergency crews will continue carrying out rescue operations in the city and in nearby Richland County.
Several schools and colleges, including the University of South Carolina, have canceled classes and some businesses plan to stay closed.
Numerous roads and bridges around the state are washed out or under water.
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