By Greg Lacour WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters inundating South Carolina after unprecedented rainfall have resulted in nine deaths, more than 500 road and bridge closures and hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars by the rising water, officials said on Monday. Governor Nikki Haley warned residents to remain on alert as rain continued to fall in some of the hardest-hit areas, including the state capital of Columbia, which saw its wettest days on record over the weekend. "There’s still a lot of water out there." More than 2 feet of rain have fallen in the past three days in parts of South Carolina, and moderate to heavy rain persisted on Monday in the state's saturated northeastern corner and southeastern North Carolina, the National Weather Service said.
By Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Students still shaken from a shooting rampage days earlier that claimed 10 lives were welcomed back on Monday by grief counselors and comfort dogs to their community college in southern Oregon, but classes remained canceled through the week. The campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles (300 km) south of Portland, was reopened to students and staff to allow them to retrieve vehicles and other belongings left behind in the pandemonium of Thursday's massacre. The reopening also was aimed at helping restore a sense of normalcy on campus before classes and other activities at the college of some 13,000 students - about 3,000 enrolled full time - were set to resume next Monday, school officials said.
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