GREENVILLE ó A woman has died and the man she was with is missing after they were swept away by flash floods caused by more than 5 inches of rain falling in a few hours in Greenville overnight.


A witness saw the couple get out of their car in rising floodwaters near Haywood Mall around 11 p.m. Friday, then get pulled off their feet and into a storm pipe, Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said. Their names have not been released.


The womanís body was found by rescue crews Sunday morning about 1Ĺ miles downstream in Laurel Creek, Evans said. Crews are still searching for the man.


ďI assume they were just trying to get somewhere safe,Ē Evans said.


A thunderstorm formed over Greenville and the surrounding areas around 10 p.m. Saturday and dumped 5 to 6 inches of rain in some areas before dissipating, according to the National Weather Service.


Two people suffered minor injuries when their cars tumbled into a hole left when a small bridge was washed out in Greer. The flooding also shut down Interstate 85 in Greenville for a few hours.


The Reedy River in downtown Greenville went from just under 3 feet as the rains began to nearly 11 feet in just a few hours. Flood stage is 9 feet.


The storms also caused some flooding in Anderson County, but no major damage was reported.


The storms are forming along a stalled front in South Carolina. Forecasters said more heavy rain is possible Sunday, and a flash flood watch has been issued for all of South Carolina except the Upstate.


Areas of downtown Columbia flooded Saturday evening after 3 inches of rain fell, and heavy rains and high tides led to flooding in Charleston.