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SLIDESHOW: Severe weather travels through the area

SLIDESHOW: Severe weather travels through the area

A gas station in Columbia A gas station in Columbia

Showers and thunderstorms moved in quickly this afternoon. Radar estimates show Columbia picked up between one and two inches of rain in just 30 minutes. That cause localized flooding in and around the city. The flooding put some cars in water up to the bumper. There was also a lot of wind with these storms. A gas station awning was bent and multiple trees knocked down from the wind as it moved through Columbia.

The storm passed and moved into Oak Grove and Purvis, where it knocked out power in some spots and left roads covered in water. Rainfall rates were between three to five inches per hour.

The storm eventually dissipated near New Augusta. 

Click through our slideshow to see pictures from the severe weather. 

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