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Loads of Hope Comes to Midlands to Help

October 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Loads of Hope

Proctor and Gamble's rolling washing station came into Columbia this week to help flood victims wash laundry. Tide's "Loads of Hope" offered washing, drying and folding to those who dropped off laundry, all for free! The company started "Loads of Hope" after hurricane...

Flood Damage to SC Crops

October 13, 2015 - Posted in Making it Grow

Clemson Extension Agents Amanda McNulty and David DeWitt discuss the devastating affects of the 2015 Flood to an already tough season for South Carolina Farmers and their crops.

SC Stays Strong: Photos in the Aftermath of Disaster

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Flood

Early Friday, Oct. 2, the State of South Carolina braced itself for a historic rainfall event caused by the looming Hurricane Joaquin predicted by meteorologists and the National Weather Service. But while Joaquin failed to hit the South Carolina coast, and as rain began on...

Damage and Rebuilding in Forest Acres

October 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Houses, businesses, and lives have been destroyed across South Carolina due to the historic flood that hit more than a week ago. One area in Columbia was hit extremely hard due to dam failures. The Associated Press looks at the damage and what's next for this community.

Here for Each Other: Helping Families After a Flood in English and Spanish - NEW Resources!

October 11, 2015 - Posted in Education
Sesame Street Booklet

This guide has been provided by our friends at Sesame Street . NEW Resources! In addition to the resources you will find below, please note that our friends from Sesame Street have forwarded a Community Provider Guide that may be useful to you during this time. Additionally...

Volunteers Needed to Assist Victims

October 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Volunteers

Volunteers are needed across South Carolina to help victims clean and sort debris from their homes after the historic flooding this past week. The United Way is asking that anyone who can assist register at getconnected.uwasc.org/drm . Governor Nikki Haley said, "what we've...

Picking Up the Pieces: #SCFlood

October 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Tree

In the wake of the devastating flood, South Carolinians across the state are starting to pick up the pieces. See the story here- STORIFY .

DHEC Expands Well Testing

October 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Flood

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will expand its private well testing office hours in several counties. If you have a private well water system that was flooded, your well can be tested to ensure the water is safe to drink. DHEC advises all residents...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Midlands

October 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Two disaster recovery centers are now open in Columbia and Lexington. The centers are open from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, 7 days a week to assist with flood survivors. SCEMD, FEMA, and other agencies are on hand to explain available programs and help residents apply for aid. Some...

Sumter To Receive a FEMA Center

October 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Sumter will be the next to receive a disaster recovery center from the Federal Emergency Management Agency according to Sumter county and city officials. The State reported that the center would be at the Sumter County Civic Center which is at 700 West Liberty St. in Sumter...

"Bruised, But Not Broken" - Gov. Haley Press Conference 10-08-15

October 8, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Haley-SOE

Governor Nikki Haley held another press conference this afternoon at the Emergency Management Division office, where she described the state as entering the “second big wave.” Haley announced that Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw and Lee counties were added to the...

S.C. Flood: Thursday Update

October 8, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
flood

As nearly 300 state, federal and voluntary partners cooperate to aid South Carolina’s citizens, the scope of the flooding and its impact are coming into sharp focus. As of Wednesday night, residents of 16 counties (Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dorchester, Georgetown,...

“Boy, Does South Carolina Push Back,” Says Gov. Haley

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Haley-SOE

Governor Nikki Haley spoke again in a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. “It’s a new day,” Haley said as she expressed her gratitude for the verbal declaration of disaster that has allowed Federal aid to become...

The Community Reaches Out to Those in Need

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Flood

The Red Cross has set up 33 shelters across the state to help with people who have been displaced from their homes due to the flooding. Shelters like this one that Palmetto Scene visited in Columbia are handing out cases of water, food, and clothing, and are providing...

Inspirational School Bus Driver Featured on ETV’s ORIGINAL SC

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Education

Francine Jackson, a school bus driver for Lexington-Richland School District Five, was featured recently in a special segment on ETV’s ORIGINAL SC. Her story is one of caring and serving! Francine Jackson is known to go the extra mile for students riding her “No. 6” school...

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