The $1billion flood: Devastating scenes in South Carolina as rain which killed 19 people finally relents revealing damage to homes, road and stores
FLOODS OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS - 1,000 YEAR RECORD RAINFALL in South Carolina - But pet owners still take their DOGS out for a walk on flooded streets
Rankin Craig watches as friends and family remove belongings from her flooded home in Forest Acres in Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday
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Scott Everett (standing) transports his family on a johnboat along Lee's Landing Circle in Conway, South Carolina
In the Columbia area, where some returned home to assess damage and clean up, the threat of more flooding still hadn't lifted.
About 1,000 residents near the compromised Beaver Dam were told to evacuate Wednesday morning, though the order was lifted several hours later when crews shored up the dam.
U.S. senator Lindsey Graham warned the disaster could 'break the bank' of federal emergency funds, possibly topping more than $1billion.
Roberta Albers walks around her home after the floodwaters start to recede at French Quarter Creek in Huger, South Carolina
Walt and Marianna Cartin clean out their flood damaged home in the Forest Acres neighborhood
Each day since last weekend's storm - which sent more than a foot of water washing down the street - water at high tide has lapped against those sandbags. Residents worried there may be more flooding on the Black and Waccamaw rivers. Both drain into Georgetown County
Army National Guard organizes giant sandbags near the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday
A mailbox is barely visible in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., on Tuesday
A driver slowly travels through the standing flood water on Roberta Lane in Socastee, South Carolina
People may need to evacuate again as tides come in from the Atlantic. Sharon Cahill is pictured surveying her pool house on Wednesday
Despite the efforts to get on with repairs, residents fear there could be more flooding as water has put strain on the dams
Anthony Johnson walks over the floodwaters in downtown Kingstree, South Carolina, on Wednesday. Rivers rose and dams bulged
Electricity had returned to most homes and businesses and about 10,000 people were without water, down from a peak of 40,000
Stacy Berry checks the level of water running across the road as flood waters inundate parts of the state
Scott Everett helps his grandchildren en route to school off a johnboat along Lee's Landing Circle in Conway, S.C., on Wednesday
See photos taken during the worst of the flood