SCFlood

Lawsuits Filed in Wake of Flood Damage

November 12, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Lawsuit

Four lawsuits were filed Thursday morning in state civil court at Richland County’s Clerk of Court’s office alleging “negligence by organizations that controlled dams and drainage” during the catastrophic flood rains in October, reports The State . Three of the four...

PODCAST | Recovering from the Flood: Lexington's Old Mill

November 11, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Recovering from the Flood: Lexington's Old Mill

Laban Chappell is the co-owner of Lexington's Old Mill, along with his father-in-law and brother-in-law. He lives in Charleston and travels to Lexington frequently to maintain the mill and work with the businesses that are located there. The Old Mill is home to many local...

VIDEO | LaBrasca's Pizza Slowly Gets Back on Its Feet

November 4, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
LaBrasca's Pizza

After the historic flood that struck Columbia early in October, many businesses suffered damages unlike anything they have ever seen. LaBrasca’s Pizza was one of them. Located in the Garners Ferry area, LaBrasca’s suffered from the unexpected flooding of Gills Creek...

S.C. DSS and The Salvation Army Teamed Up To Give Temporary Housing to Flood Victims

October 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
House

The S.C. Department of Social Services and The Salvation Army have teamed up to give flood victims a place to stay, after being made homeless by the flood. According to WIS , at one point, there were over 900 flood victims staying in shelters in S.C. The DSS moved a number...

Health Effects of Mold Due to Flooding, and How to Dispose of Mold

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
mold on window sill

Many people in S.C. are experiencing problems with mold in their homes, related to the recent flooding. As mold imposes several health risks, it’s important to know how to identify and dispose of it. Mold can be detected by using your senses of sight and smell. It can...

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

According to a press release , the U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center to help several counties in S.C., including Richland and Lexington County. The Business Recovery Center will help business owners apply for low interest disaster loans,...

FEMA Aid, What to Expect After You Apply

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering disaster aid programs and assistance for affected individuals, families and businesses in South Carolina. Affected individuals and business owners in designated areas can begin the disaster application process by...

DHEC Orders Actions for Dam Safety After Historic Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele

After what has been referred to as the 1,000-year flood, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that it would be issuing orders at several dams across S.C. “As a result of the 1,000-year flood, many dams across our state were damaged and have been...

SCFC Estimates Loss of $65 Million in Forest Industry from Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele

The South Carolina Forestry Commission said in a press release that they estimate the forest industry will suffer a loss of at least $65 million due to the recent flooding in S.C. This does not include the expected millions of dollars it will cost to repair damaged private...

South Carolina Artist Selling Artwork to Benefit Flood Victims

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
Art

Well-known South Carolina Artist selling artwork to benefit flood victims. Jim Harrison, a well-known artist in S.C, plans on selling unframed prints of three of his paintings and donating the proceeds to the Palmetto S.C Region of the American Red Cross to help the victims...

S.C. Flood: Gamecocks Give Back

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Highland
State House

Although the University of South Carolina did not receive as much damage as the surrounding areas, students are still taking the time to help Columbia to recover from the flood. Many organizations on campus have gathered up volunteers to take on some of the work that needs...

Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Columbia Place Mall is offering free rent to businesses that have been affected by the flood. This gives business owners in South Carolina the opportunity to continue doing business, even if the flood damaged their store. In an interview with WLTX Shawl Pryor, Senior Vice...

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...

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