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Residents are used to flooded streets in downtown Charleston

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Cars were driving down flooded East Bay Street on Thursday. Flooding was so bad in the road and parking lot of the Cooper River Court Apartments, that nobody could park in front of their home for most of the day Thursday.

Unfortunately, it's something people like Laveina Lucas are used to, "It's ridiculous. Because it's real flooded, and I'm scared my car(‘s) going to flood. I'm just here to pick up my daughter to take her out shopping, but I doubt that, because I don't want to bog (down.)"

Eventually Laveina was able to make it to her daughter, after driving up the curb behind her apartments.

Ray Rembold knows what it's like to walk through the regular flooding downtown. He is a U.S. Postal Service Carrier, "I enjoy this, really. You just have to look out for your safety."

Rembold knows how important safety can be during the rain and floods, "I blew my knee out falling off a step. It happened to be flooding on Wentworth. I was actually laying down in about a foot of water. I was glad my cell phone was waterproof. I was able to make some calls and they came and took my in an ambulance to the hospital. That's probably the worst thing that's ever happened to me in the high water."

He says they will continue delivering in the rain, snow, sleet and even floods, "We just do it. That's all I can say. It's my job."

Even if you are used to the flooding downtown, you should still use caution. Experts say you should never drive down a road that is covered in water. It takes less water than you think to leave you stranded in a flood.

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