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Flooding in downtown Charleston closed down much of the city Thursday afternoon, as city, county and school district employees left the peninsula at 2 p.m. to avoid flooding problems and rush hour traffic.

It's not the first time employees of the various departments have been allowed to leave early to get off the peninsula before flooding nightmares. Officials with he city say it is a preventative measure.

But as some got to stop working for the day, others had to embrace the rain. Future College of Charleston student Connor Nelson drove in from Illinois early in the morning. He says they were dodging raindrops and puddles while unloading mattresses and things from their trailer.

From the North he says he is unused to the flooding problems...but will get prepared fast.

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