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Volunteers Needed to Assist Victims

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

#SCFlood: Applying for Federal Aid

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Federal Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the flooding. To apply for federal assistance, visit...

Disaster Loans Offered to Small Businesses Across the State

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Small businesses located in declared disaster areas in South Carolina are eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The application filing deadline for physical demage is December 4, 2015 and for economic...

Governor Nikki Haley: Press Conference October 6, 2015

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
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Governor Haley: Press Conference October 6, 2015

Missing Pets Hope to Find Their Home on Facebook After Historic Floods

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
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After water rapidly filled much of the Palmetto State over the weekend, people are turning to Facebook to help owners and stranded pets reconnect. Lost and Found Pets of South Carolina is a Facebook page dedicated to helping people across the state who are missing pets...

Tuesday Updates on South Carolina Flooding

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
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After an intense and historic flood disaster in South Carolina, the state rescue teams are fanning out, searching flooded homes and cars. Haley said in a press conference that there are 469 road closures, including bridges, utilities back to normal and there have been 4367...

S.C. Flood: Applying for Federal Assistance

October 6, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
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Federal Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the flooding. To apply for federal assistance, visit...

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