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South Carolina Artist Selling Artwork to Benefit Flood Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

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 of the flood.

Harrison started painting signs for Coca Cola when he was 14, and since then has also become known for painting American rural and coastal...

S.C. Flood: Gamecocks Give Back

From: Palmetto Scene

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 to be done to help rebuild the city.

The Daily Gamecock reported that UofSCRelief, a student-run volunteer program, has already surpassed 2,500 volunteers. They are working...

Relationship Abuse in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

In this first episode of a series of original podcasts by Palmetto Scene, hosts Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock speak with community and national leaders about intimate partner violence and how it is impacting the state.

What is the issue in S.C.?

South Carolina made the news this month when a new study from the Violence Policy Center showed that S.C. was once again the number one most murderous state for women in...

Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

From: 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 President of Moonbeam Capital Investments LLC and Columbia Place Mall LLC, said that the flooding in South Carolina “affects more than the displaced businesses in the flood zone –...

Loads of Hope Comes to Midlands to Help

From: Palmetto Scene

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 Katrina hit New Orleans and they were looking for a way to give back to communities in need. Since then, the rolling washers have traveled throughout the country, where they are needed...

Flood Damage to SC Crops

From: 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

From: Palmetto Scene

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 Saturday and Sunday, the southeast experienced what experts have described as a “fire hose” of tropical moisture that directly hit South Carolina. No one could have anticipated the catastrophic...

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...

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