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See pictures of historic, fatal South Carolina flooding

Nine people have died in South Carolina after historic flooding devastated the area.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called the torrential rainfall a 1-in-1,000-year rain event.

Scroll down to see photos of flooding in Columbia and Charleston, S.C., on Sunday, Oct. 4.

At least 8 people killed

Nine people have been killed in South Carolina
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Nine people have been killed in South Carolina after torrential rainfall triggered devastating flooding.

Epic rainfall called a 1-in-1,000-year event

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said parts of
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sean Rayford

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said parts of the state were hit with rainfall that would be expected to occur once in 1,000 years, with the Congaree River at its highest level since 1936.

She urged residents to stay in their homes, adding that "this is not something to be out taking pictures of."

More than 20 inches of rain in some areas

The storm has dumped more than 20 inches
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The storm has dumped more than 20 inches of rain in parts of central South Carolina since Friday, the National Weather Service said.

Residents urged to stay put, keep off roads

State emergency officials have urged residents not to
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State emergency officials have urged residents not to travel due to unsafe roads, and curfews were imposed in eight cities or counties in South Carolina, including Columbia. It's impossible to drive away, anyway, with many cars becoming submerged in floodwaters.

Rescue boats on the way to people trapped in homes

Residents and first responders launched boats to rescue
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Residents and first responders launched boats to rescue people trapped in their homes.

Classes canceled

Schools and universities canceled Monday classes amid the
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Schools and universities canceled Monday classes amid the flooding.

Rainfall isn't over yet, forecasters say

The state climatologist forecast another 2 to 6
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The state climatologist forecast another 2 to 6 inches through Monday as the rain began to slacken.

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