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Damage and Rebuilding in Forest Acres

From: 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!

From: 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, video comfort moments addressing emergencies can be found here .

To help you as you begin your recovery, we’ve developed “Here for Each...

Volunteers Needed to Assist Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

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 seen over the last week is the very best in so many people across our state - neighbors helping neighbors is what South Carolina does best. Team South Carolina is motivated,...

Picking Up the Pieces: #SCFlood

From: Palmetto Scene

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 with wells affected by the flood to disinfect the well and have the water tested if it appears, tastes, or smells different. If your well was flooded, you...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Midlands

From: 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 of the individual and family assistance includes money for temporary residence and home repairs not covered by insurance.

The centers are located at:

Lexington...

Sumter To Receive a FEMA Center

From: 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. It will open at 1 p.m. Friday, October 9th.

Officials said flood survivors will be able to apply to receive disaster-relief assistance, which can include money for...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 federal disaster declaration, and said FEMA will be assessing Bamberg, Abbeville and Colleton sometime today. The governor did however clarify that all citizens affected by the flood, regardless of their location, will receive assistance...

S.C. Flood: Thursday Update

From: Palmetto Scene

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, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, Williamsburg, Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw and Lee) are eligible for Individual Assistance from federal authorities.

Survivors who sustained losses in the designated counties can...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 available to flood victims faster in South Carolina.

Haley restated, “This is a story of addition,” clarifying that since the verbal declaration, three counties have been added to the declaration since...

The Community Reaches Out to Those in Need

From: Palmetto Scene

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 shelter for those who need it.

Inspirational School Bus Driver Featured on ETV’s ORIGINAL SC

From: 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 bus. She scours the stores and Internet for costumes to wear on holidays, just to see the looks on students’ faces, and she makes gift bags for her...

Carolina Classrooms: Adult Education - View Online!

From: Education

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state. From addressing ways to make higher education more affordable to preparing students for 21 st century careers; from looking at statewide assessments to celebrating our best South Carolina educators, Carolina Classrooms provides a forum for education stakeholders to learn and be involved....

PBS LearningMedia Supports Bullying Prevention Month

From: Education

PBS LearningMedia’s first theme in October supports Bullying Prevention Month, with featured resources about bullying, conflict resolution and leadership.

Model to Combat Hate and Intolerance

What would you do to stop hate in your town? What does it mean to live in a safe and welcoming community? These are important questions for your students to ponder during Bullying Prevention Month (October) and as they settle into the new school year. This...

#SCFlood: Applying for Federal Aid

From: 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 DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. Documents and materials needed to begin the application process:

Social Security number Current and pre-disaster address A telephone number where you can be contacted Insurance information Total household annual...

Disaster Loans Offered to Small Businesses Across the State

From: 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 injury is July 5, 2016.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), SBA is offering business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. The physical disaster loans include loans up to $2...

Governor Nikki Haley: Press Conference October 6, 2015

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Haley-SOE

Governor Haley: Press Conference October 6, 2015

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

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Abandoned Dog

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. According to Mashable , all sorts of pets have been stranded, including horses.

People are posting pictures of rain soaked animals that they have rescued or found wondering...

Tuesday Updates on South Carolina Flooding

From: Palmetto Scene

Marina Ziehe

Flood

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 service calls to troopers. The governor added, "do not drive through barricades roads...they are not safe." There have been 14 fatalities. The Department of Natural Resources has had 175...

S.C. Flood: Applying for Federal Assistance

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Flood

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 DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

Documents and materials needed to begin the application process:

• Social Security number • Current and pre-disaster address • A telephone number where you can be contacted •...

Volunteer Efforts Underway: How You Can Help #SCStrong

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Flood

As South Carolinians continue to cope with the aftermath of disastrous flooding throughout the state, many have been inquiring ways they can help and offer aid.

Palmetto Scene has found several groups looking for volunteers and locations where donations are being accepted.

Items of extreme necessity are pillows, towels, sheets and blankets, personal care and hygiene products, baby formula, diapers, pet food, water, cleaning supplies, socks and undergarments. Many groups are also looking...

Aerials of Flooding in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Aerial footage of the flooding happening in South Carolina taken October 5th.

Useful Resources for Dealing with the #scFloods

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

flood

The Governor is urging all South Carolinians to stay off the road. Many highways and roads have been closed due to flooding and damage.

According to the Gov. Haley in a recent press conference "this storm is not over yet." Catastrophic flash flooding to continue into Monday. Tropical moisture combined with a stalled front along the coast will continue to produce widespread and record-setting heavy rains through Monday.

The Governor is urging all...

S.C. Price Gouging Statute in Effect

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Flood

Attorney General Alan Wilson reminded South Carolinians that the price gouging statute is in effect. It went into effect when Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency due to the flooding across the state. The statute states no business can charge excessive prices during a time if disaster and is in effect for 15 days. Gougers can be fined up to $1000 and/or 30 days in jail.

Wilson said in a release, “As...

Monday Flood Warning Continues Across Palmetto State

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Flood

The National Weather Service in Columbia reports that the Flood Warning has been extended until 7:30 PM EDT Monday evening for Kershaw, Orangeburg, Saluda, Calhoun, Richland, Fairfield Newberry, Lee, Lexington, Northeastern Aiken, Clarendon and Sumter Counties.

The National Weather Service reports that as of 9:56 AM EDT, light to moderate rains continue to fall over the already flooded area and “saturated ground”. While the rain is expected to be light, significant flooding continues....

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