Hurricane Isabel was the costliest and deadliest hurricane of the 2003 season, claiming lives and causing extensive damage and flooding across North Carolina and Virginia.
As a Category 2 storm, Isabel made landfall along the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Sept. 18, 2003. The storm killed 17 people and caused more than $3 billion in damage.
"Isabel is considered one of the most significant tropical cyclones to affect northeast North Carolina, east central Virginia, and the Chesapeake and Potomac regions since Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and the Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane of 1933," according to NOAA.
Storm surge of more than 8 feet resulted in flooding for all rivers that flowed into the Chesapeake Bay across Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
An intense band of heavy rainfall will continue across South Carolina and far southeastern North Carolina into Monday, worsening the already historic flooding that is underway.
An upper-level area of low pressure will slowly track eastward across the Southwest and produce rounds of showers and thunderstorms into Wednesday.
Heavy rain continues to fall over parts of the Carolinas, exacerbating the already historic flooding.
According to the BBC, the Brague River overflowed its banks, sending water into nearby towns and cities, including Cannes.
The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for a missing container ship and the 33 members on board after it appeared to get caught in Hurricane Joaquin near the central Bahamas late last week.
Catastrophic flooding slammed Charleston, South Carolina, and other areas across the state over the weekend.
Jacksonville, FL (1991)
A total of 2.38 inches in 6 hours caused severe flooding; over 10 inches of rain fell during the past week.
Hawaiian Islands (1999)
12 foot surf on the south shores of islands; some roads and hotels were flooded.
Famous Pumpkin Flood on Susquehanna & Delaware rivers. High stage of 22 feet at Harrisburg; wet season culminates in heavy downpours.