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See Before and After Photos of the Flooding in South Carolina

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Over the past week, South Carolina has been battered by rain and flooding throughout the state. The deluge of rain caused by offshore Hurricane Joaquin killed at least 12 people, sent about 1,000 people to shelters and left about 40,000 residents without drinkable water.

Now floodwaters are beginning to recede and people are slowly returning to their homes, but that is just the beginning of rebuilding after the historic storms. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said there could be a potential billion-dollar cleanup bill.

Take a look at these before and after satellite images of the state to see the damage caused by the floods. The ‘before’ image was taken in 2014; the ‘after’ photo was taken October 6, 2015.

See Images of the Flood in South Carolina

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Flooding around homes in the Carolina Forest community in Horry County, S.C., on Oct. 6, 2015.Janet Blackmon Morgan—AP
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A resident walks down a flooded Prince St. in Georgetown, S.C., Oct. 4, 2015.Mic Smith—AP
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Flood waters rise around a title loan store on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, S.C., Oct. 4, 2015.Sean Rayford—Getty Images
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A car drives down a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 4, 2015. Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images
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Two man row a boat on a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 4, 2015. Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images
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Ammie McKnight watches the level of floodwaters in the front yard of her Orange Street home in Georgetown, S.C., Oct. 4, 2015. Randall Hill—Reuters
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Clare Reigard of Georgetown, South Carolina, abandons her car after it stalled on Duke Street due to heavy rains in Georgetown, S.C., Oct. 4, 2015. Randall Hill—Reuters

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