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Authorities have released the name of a 15th person killed in flooding in South Carolina, bringing the death toll to 17 in two states.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts on Tuesday said that the body of 30-year-old Sampson Pringle was recovered from a lake on Tuesday morning. Watts says there had been flooding in the area where Pringle's body was recovered.
Watts did not say how Pringle died. Pringle's vehicle was found on Monday, and his family reported him missing.
Another victim, 82-year-old Richard Nelson Milroy, of Columbia, was found in a car near downtown late Monday, Watts says,
State public safety officials say 17 people have been killed in a storm that dumped historic levels of rain on South Carolina.
The Department of Public Safety says that eight people have drowned in South Carolina and six people died in traffic accidents. Two other people were killed in North Carolina.
Six of the deaths were in Richland County, South Carolina, where many areas surrounding the capital city of Columbia have battled record water levels.
At a news conference Tuesday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley reminded drivers to stay off flooded roadways and to not move barriers.
She said officials are still assessing the damage and trying to get roads and bridges repaired. Haley says she doesn't have a dollar amount right now for the damage done by the historic rains and flooding in the state.
"We're not going to stop until we need everything we need to get back up and running and fixed again," she said.
She said the disaster "could be any amount of dollars."
Haley says God has smiled on the state in the form of sunshine, but she warns residents not to become complacent because several rivers have still not crested after the historic rains.
She said Tuesday that the state has officials on the ground in different areas watching and reporting about the water and rivers "minute by minute."
She says there could still be some evacuations along some coastal areas of the state over the next 48 hours.
The governor also says more than 800 people are currently staying in shelters.
Public Safety says its officers have responded to more than 4,300 calls for service, including more than 1,800 collisions.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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