MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At the moment, five people are reported dead in South Carolina and the two victims in North Carolina.
"One death was reported in the area on Sunday, bringing weather-related deaths to seven since the storm began days earlier," Chicago Tribune reported.
The Mayor of Charleston, a city in South Carolina, was quoted by Chicago Tribune as saying that it was "a record storm."
"You know the amount of rainfall that we have experienced is unprecedented. I feel very fortunate that we were able to get through this as well as we have," he said.
This weekend's heavy rainfall and historic flooding has caused scenes like these in South Carolina today. pic.twitter.com/kheDMJOe7j— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 4, 2015
The disaster has also cut Georgetown, a district located in northwest Washington, D.C. with population of 9,000 people. Most of the district is now under water and the roads leading to it are flooded.
In addition, a 75-mile section of Interstate 95 highway that is a key route connecting Miami to Washington, D.C. and New York has been closed due to heavy rainfall.