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Hurricane Ian's wind, rain start in Charleston

SHOTLIST:ASSOCIATED PRESSCharleston, South Carolina – 30 September 20221. Various of water being pumped from a storm drain over the sea wallANNOTATION: A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina's coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston.2. Various of wind, rainANNOTATION: Forecasters are predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida.3. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Wells, Visiting from Santa Barbara, California:"I came out two weeks ago. My flight got canceled yesterday. So, I have to ride out the storm."4. Wide of car going down streetANNOTATION: With South Carolina's coast under a hurricane warning, many left Charleston for higher ground but not all.5. SOUNDBITE (English) Nash Harloe, Charleston Resident:"I've sat through a lot of hurricanes. This one I wasn't so worried about, a Category 1. I think my, my earliest memory was Hurricane Hugo hitting Charlotte (North Carolina). And I think this one looks not that bad, hopefully. Fingers crossed."ANNOTATION: Early on, Charleston officials started pumping water from a storm drain over the sea wall, as water pooled in the streets and homes were threatened. 6. Pan of water pumping over sea wallSTORYLINE:A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina's coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes.With all of South Carolina's coast under a hurricane warning, a steady stream of vehicles left Charleston on Thursday, many likely heeding officials' warnings to seek higher ground. Storefronts were sandbagged to ward off high water levels in an area prone to inundation.On Friday morning in Charleston, powerful wind gusts bent tree branches and sent sprays of steadily falling rain sideways. Streets in the 350-year-old city were largely empty, an ordinarily packed morning commute silenced by the advancing storm.City officials were pumping water from a storm drain over the sea wall, as water pooled in the streets and homes along the water were threatened. With winds holding at 85 mph (140 kph), the National Hurricane Center's update at 8 a.m. Friday placed Ian about 105 miles (175 km) southeast of Charleston and forecast a "life-threatening storm surge" and hurricane conditions along the Carolina coastal area later Friday.The hurricane warning stretched from the Savannah River to Cape Fear, with flooding likely across the Carolinas and southwestern Virginia, the center said. The forecast predicted a storm surge of up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) into coastal areas of the Carolinas, and rainfall of up to 8 inches (20 centimeters).AP video shot by Allen Breed===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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