The Daily Eastern News

Thunderstorms cause flooding around Charleston, campus

Rushing water pushes through underneath a bridge on Seventh Street Tuesday evening. Severe thunderstorms caused major flooding throughout Charleston and Mattoon on Tuesday.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

April 3, 2018

Flooding has filled Charleston following severe thunderstorms on Tuesday. Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Cameron Craig, an instructor and climatologist at Eastern, said 4.3 inches of rain had fallen so far, but another inch and a quarter is expected. This exceeded April’s average for rainfall in C...

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