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Although it didn't take into account the most recent afternoon downpour, a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday says the recent rains have only slightly eased drought conditions in Georgia and South Carolina. The region is hurting from a hot, dry June.

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Gabbie Woodward, 5, waits while her grandmother's minivan is towed out of the water in front of University Hospital in Augusta on Thursday. Heavy rain caused flooding throughout the area.  Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Gabbie Woodward, 5, waits while her grandmother's minivan is towed out of the water in front of University Hospital in Augusta on Thursday. Heavy rain caused flooding throughout the area.

0.16 -- Inches of rain at Augusta Regional Airport from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Thursday

1.41 -- Inches of rain recorded this month, 0.09 inches above normal for the area in July

19.19 - Inches of rain recorded in the area this year, 5.70 inches below normal

Source: accuweather.com


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