Tide level in Charleston Harbor reaches its 5th highest peak

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane Idalia has made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend as a Category 3 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm late Wednesday afternoon.

Breezy conditions prevailed in Charleston after the storm passed Wednesday night. The risk of flooding remained.

Several streets across the city were shut down due to the 3 inches of rain that fell and the unusually high tide.

Tide level in Charleston Harbor reached its fifth highest peak since records have been kept going back to 1921.

Residents said the flooding in Charleston could have been worse.

“This is normal,” said Harrison Ross, a resident. “It’s like a normal tropical storm. Normal flooding, too. It doesn’t even have to storm like this to flood in Charleston.”

There were no major power outages in Charleston.

The storm prompted tornado warnings up and down the Carolina coast.

Video shows one in Goose Creek, which is 20 miles north of Charleston, lifting a car off the ground.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Faherty covers the impacts Charleston has seen from Idalia.

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