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No quick fix for downtown flood traffic

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When it comes to getting home or getting there on time if heavy rains fall all bets are off, but for police it's game on.

News 2 talked to Capt. Chip Searson from the City of Charleston Police Department about their flood protocol, and their plan is as good as it gets considering the circumstances. "When is starts raining we go into a different mode and that's how we do business. We have officers that we dispatch to areas; we have equipment. We have the staffing on hand that we can pretty much handle things like that."

Still some frustrated commuters say police do not do enough when streets are impassible. Police in the City are obviously well versed on the subject of flooded streets. For now or at least until the flooding problem is addressed, it's the best they can do. Their approach for now says Searson, is to stay one step ahead of the rising waters.

"There are certain areas that flood and we know those areas historically when heavy rain falls come they are going to flood almost every time so we already have our equipment our barricades and things pre-staged at those locations."

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