COLUMBIA, S.C. (WVOC/AP) - Another heavy downpour brought more flash flooding to parts of the Midlands again Sunday.
It wasn't a severe thunderstorm – just lots of rain in a short period of time.
And that put some of Columbia's streets under water again, such in the area of Rocky Creek, near USC's campus, where the creek was at nearly 12 feet at one point, reportedly the third highest level at that spot.
Some areas got doused with 2 to 4-and-a-half inches of rain in just an hour or two.
Just the latest in a summer of rain that has flooded neighborhoods from the mountains to the coast, causing sinkholes and ruining the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.
With soil moisture at near-record levels, emergency officials worry that if a decaying tropical storm moves over the state and brings more torrential rains, the results could be disastrous.
Nearly half of the state's counties have seen at least 40 inches of rain so far this year, including Lexington, Orangeburg and Aiken counties in the Midlands.
Then there's Pickens County in the Upstate, with more than 64 inches for the year – so far.