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HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just southwest of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Persistent torrential rainfall in South Carolina caused dangerous flooding in main cities on Sunday and prompted hundreds of rescues through shoulder-deep waters across the southeastern state. No deaths had been reported in the flooding, although five traffic fatalities in North and South Carolina were blamed on some of the wettest weather in recent memory. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said parts of the state were hit with rainfall that would be expected to occur once in a thousand years, with the Congaree River running at its highest level since 1936.
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Hope faded Sunday for finding any survivors of a mudslide that killed at least 87 people as the smell of rotting bodies spread across the enormous mound of earth and rescuers reported that the buried dwellings they reached were filled with water, suggesting anyone trapped inside would have drowned.