Hundreds rescued in rain-soaked South Carolina

Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina after days of rain along the East Coast. Conditions shut down a 75-mile stretch of Interstate 95 that is a key route connecting Miami to Washington, D.C. and New York.

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