• This aerial photo show flooding around homes in the Carolina Forest community in Horry County, between Conway and Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and multiple deaths. (Janet Blackmon Morgan/The Sun News via AP)

    Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.

  • A pickup truck rests against the side of Gills Creek near a bridge in Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    AP PHOTOS: Gills Creek gets one of rainiest days in years

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The epicenter of the massive East Coast rainstorm is Gills Creek, a stream that starts off in a sparsely populated area near a state park north of Columbia. The creek runs through several neighborhoods before emptying into the Congaree River south of town.

  • A timeline on the search for missing cargo ship El Faro

    MIAMI (AP) — Here is a timeline on the search for the cargo ship El Faro, missing off the coast of the Bahamas:

  • Floodwaters close in on homes on a small piece of land on Lake Katherine in Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    South Carolina flood: Door-to-door searches, swamped roads

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.

  • Families have gathered at the Seafarers Union Hall Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla., waiting for news on the crew of 33 aboard the missing cargo ship El Faro. The ship has not been heard from since it lost power and was taking on water in seas churned up by Hurricane Joaquin.  (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union via AP)

    The Latest: Coast Guard: Missing US-based cargo ship sank

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin. All times local:

  • As the sun begins to set as television crews set up their lights while waiting for an update on the crew members aboard the missing cargo ship El Faro outside the Seafarer's International Union hall in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Authorities lost contact with the El Faro early Thursday as the ship sailed through the Bahamas at the height of the Hurricane Joaquin storm as it sailed from its homeport in Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Bahamas search for lost US ship finds debris but no answers

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Aircraft and ships searching off the Bahamas islands for a U.S. cargo ship that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin have found more debris and clues but no definitive word yet on the fate of the vessel or the 33 people on board.

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. at 9:45 AM EDT shows slowly weakening Hurricane Joaquin southwest of Bermuda, moving in a north-northeast direction. A band of cloudiness to the north of Joaquin extends to the Midatlantic, with rain. Deep moisture with heavy rain is flowing across the Carolinas. Clouds are dominating the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, with some rain showers over the Great Lakes. (Weather Underground via AP)

    Weakening Joaquin passes Bermuda after lashing it with rain

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A weakening Hurricane Joaquin moved past Bermuda and farther out into the Atlantic after pounding the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination with heavy rains and winds.

  • In a photo provided by Shari Vialpando-Hill, heavy rainfall and large hail moved through Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, causing some streets to flood and minor damage to vehicles, sky lights and trees within the City of the Crosses. (Shari Vialpando-Hill via AP)

    Golf ball-sized hail falls on Las Cruces

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A storm brought golf ball-sized hail to the Las Cruces area, shattering windshields, breaking skylights and leaving bruises.

  • The Latest: Container found that may be from missing ship

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on the search for a cargo ship missing off the coast of Bahamas (all times local):

  • Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, commander of the Coast Guard 7th District, receives an update brief for the missing cargo ship El Faro at the Coast Guard 7th District in Miami, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The ship was heading from Jacksonville, Fla, to San Juan, Puerto Rico when it was battered by waves. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

    Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just west of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.