Heavy rains bring flood watches, advisories

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV/AP) - A stalled frontal system is washing out the weekend and prompting flash flood watches and coastal flood advisories in the Carolinas. Heavy thunderstorms brought street flood Saturday both in Charleston and near Wilmington, North Carolina.In downtown Charleston, people took to social media to share photos of flooded streets. Officials from the Charleston County Rescue Squad said Saturday afternoon crews had to rescue several people stranded in their cars in parts of downtown Charleston after trying to drive through floodwaters. Officials advised turning around and taking routes that do not travel through large pools of standing water.The flooding led to several road closures, according to police. The street closures included Bull Street at Calhoun Street; Ashley Avenue at Fishburne Street; Morris Street between Coming and Rutledge; Huger at King; and Rutledge at Sheppard.{}According to SCE&G, there were more than 1,500 customers without power early Saturday evening as a result of the strong storms. A flash flood watch, meaning flash flooding is possible, was posted through Sunday for 16 counties in central North Carolina and six in northeastern South Carolina. The National Weather Service in Raleigh said the stalled boundary will bring moderate to heavy rainfall through the weekend. By late Saturday, as much as 2 inches had fallen in some areas. The Weather Service also posted coastal flood advisories from Wilmington south through Georgia. It warned that high spring tides, winds blowing on shore and the full moon could combine to cause moderate coastal flooding Saturday night.Do you have photos of the flooding? Share them with ABC News 4 in the comments, or on Twitter.
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