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Raging Water – New ETV Documentary on 2015 Flood

September 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Shot of flooded area

ETV’s new documentary entitled Raging Water explores the effects of the historic “1,000-year flood” that devastated our state in 2015. As a potential rain event turned into a catastrophe, our state faced the breach of manmade structures, the failure of water systems, and...

"Raging Water" explores SC 1,000-Year Flood

September 21, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
National Guardsmen in helicoper observe flooded river

ETV’s new film Raging Water explores the effects of the historic “1,000-year flood” on South Carolina. As a potential rain event turned into a catastrophe, South Carolina is faced with overwhelming rainfall, 19 deaths, the breach of manmade structures, the failure of water...

Columbia Canal Six Months After the Flood

April 24, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
End of Columbia Canal emptied

According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History , the Columbia Canal at Riverfront Park dates back to 1824. The canal was an efficient and inexpensive navigation route where the Broad River and the Saluda River form the Congaree River. After the...

VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie Grits

This year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community...

VIDEO | A Story of Resilience: Family Starts Gardening Business to Recover from the Flood

March 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Rosemary plants

Shawntel Green and her children were displaced by the flood that hit South Carolina in October 2015. After relocating to a new house in Hopkins, the children fell in love with the rosemary plants in their backyard. They decided to create a store to sell products from the...

Columbia's Riverfront Park Reopens

March 17, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Welcome Back Sign at Park

Columbia’s Riverfront Park is more than just a path by the river. It is a place that brings people together. After the canal was breached during the historic flood, the Columbia Riverfront Park was closed. However, portions of the park finally reopened this past Tuesday...

Private Dam Owners Face Repair Struggles After Flood

March 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
23 S.C. roads still closed after historic flooding.

Hundreds of roads were washed out last year in historic flooding that hit parts of South Carolina, and while many of those roads are now open, roads that pass over washed-out privately owned dams are not. According to an article in The State , 23 roads are still closed, due...

Richland and Lexington Counties Get Federal Aid for Flood Recovery

March 2, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Houses under water, result of the 2015 flood

South Carolina has received $157 million in federal aid to help fund flood repairs. Government agencies will receive 62 percent of the funds and the rest will be split between Lexington County, Richland County, and the city of Columbia. The U.S. Department of Housing and...

Flood Recovery Efforts Continue in the Midlands

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
House destroyed by the 2015 flood

Since 1996, Home Works of America , a Columbia, S.C.-based nonprofit, has been providing free home repairs to elderly, disabled and disadvantaged home owners across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Their goal is to repair homes, while assisting youth in their...

FEMA’s Role in Repairing SC Roads Due to Historic Flood

February 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Flooding

The historic flooding that S.C. experienced last year has brought the issue of the crumbling infrastructure to the forefront of the Legislative Session. While a roads and bridges bill is underway in the Senate , many people are wondering what role FEMA will play in aiding...

Remaining Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

January 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
flooding, roads

FEMA will close its three remaining disaster recovery centers this Friday, January 29. Victims of the October floods still needing asistance can call the FEMA hotline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. The hotline can be used to: Ask questions about FEMA decision letters...

SCETV's Role During the South Carolina Floods 2015

January 7, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Tabitha Safdi
SC Flood

In October of 2015 South Carolina experienced historic levels of rainfall leading to flooding around the state. This is a short video about SCETV's role during the South Carolina floods of 2015.

Haley Talks Flood Costs

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Tuesday to go over specific costs associated with the South Carolina Flood. The public assistance estimate, which includes roads and government buildings, is $300 million. The individual assistance, which is money given to...

Haley Creates One SC Fund to Help Flood Victims

November 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced the creation of the One SC fund this morning. The purpose of One SC is to help South Carolinians rebuild and repair their homes that were damaged or destroyed during the flood. The Governor is leading the effort to raise funds...

Veteran's Volunteer Group Helps Organize Flood Relief Effort

November 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Volunteers

The Timberlane community was hit hard by the recent flooding in Columbia. The residents have come together to support their neighbors, and through the help of outside groups like Team Rubicon, are now better organized with their grassroots effort. To see a previous story on...

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