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Florence County sees flooding, power outages due to weekend storms

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) - Weather was the big story in Florence County overnight Saturday, with people waking up to more water in their yards Sunday morning. 

According to the National Weather Service, six to eight inches fell in a six-hour period in some areas. 

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Florence, reporting that the intersection of East Palmetto and Kemp Street was underwater with several cars stranded. 

That warning was lifted early Sunday morning, but up to an inch with pockets of two to three inches could fall later Sunday.

At one point thousands of customers were without power in areas along I-95, Hwy 76, and Hwy 52. 

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