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South Carolina is back to drought free, officials say

Farmers say the rain came just in time to give them a chance to have an abundant harvest this year if the weather holds out.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina committee that monitors how dry South Carolina is has declared the state is drought free for now. 

The South Carolina Drought Response Committee voted Wednesday to remove six counties in the northeast part of the state from an incipient drought, which is the first of four levels. 

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Rain from several systems, including Tropical Storm Claudette over this past weekend, alleviated the unusually dry conditions in Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg counties. 

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** @WLTX Weather UPDATE ** We have some GREAT news for The Palmetto State. According to @SCDNR, all counties of South Carolina are DROUGHT FREE!!! www.wltx.com Chief Meteorologist Efren Afante

Posted by Efren WLTX on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Farmers say the rain came just in time to give them a chance to have an abundant harvest this year if the weather holds out.

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