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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....

Governor Nikki Haley Holds Press Conference on Recovery Efforts

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Flood

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center this morning to give updates on the state’s emergency response to the historic flooding.

Haley explained that as rain is beginning to lighten up, the state is moving from assessment to recovery mode.

Forty-thousand people remain without water and 26,000 are without power. Haley stressed this issue and the roads are of top concern. Four water distribution sites will be set...

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for S.C.

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Flood

President Obama signed a declaration declaring a disaster in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement the recovery in affected areas. The action makes funds available to individuals in Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Williamsburg counties.

Grants for temporary housing, home repairs, and low cost loans for uninsured property loss are among the programs to help individuals and business owners that have been impacted by the flooding.

Funding is...

Flooding Across the Palmetto State

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Flood

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.

Here's what many are saying across South Carolina on social media .

South Carolina Emergency Management is asking people to safely remain where you are due to severve weather and flash flooding. The National Weather Service is calling this a 'once in a 200 year...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2015

From: ETV

Georgia O'Keefe

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month ETV is again participating in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s initiative, American Graduate Day , Oct. 3 beginning at 11 a.m. This multi-platform project, whose goal is to help students stay on the path to high school graduation, includes a full-day broadcast that highlights success stories across the nation, segments geared to reach adults who have already dropped out, online classroom resources, and viewer participation via Facebook and...

South Carolina Emergency Management Division Guidelines

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

South Carolina Emergency Management Division Guidelines

The weather has taken a severe turn across much of the Midlands, leading to catastrophic flooding in the area. South Carolina Emergency Management Division officials urge you to follow these guidelines:

Be aware of potential flash flooding. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move to higher ground. Do not wait to be told to move. If time allows, prepare your home for a flood by moving essential items to an upper...

FEMA Urges Residents in Southeast to Prepare for Potentially Life-Threatening Flooding Residents Advised to Turn Around, Don’t Drown

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Turn Around

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging residents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to closely monitor the potential for significant flooding, follow the direction of state, local and tribal officials, and review their household emergency preparedness plans.

Many portions of the eastern U.S. are currently experiencing heavy rains and gusty winds associated with a frontal system, according to the National Weather Service. These heavy rains are likely...

Flash Flood Warnings Continue Statewide

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Wentworth and Barre

Significant rainfall has continued across South Carolina throughout the night and forecasters expect severe weather conditions for the next several days. The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center is fully activated at Operating Condition 3 by state agencies of the State Emergency Response Team for the duration of the incident.

As of 9:20 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015:

§ There are currently 34 warnings and advisories in effect for South Carolina, including flash...

Obama Declares Federal Disaster in S.C.

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Hope Ferry

Earlier today, President Obama declared a state of emergency for all 46 counties in S.C. due to storms and flooding. Federal aid will be available to support state and local efforts, with FEMA coordinating any relief efforts and providing assistance in emergency situations.

In a release from The White House, the order states "FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the...

Gov. Nikki Haley Talks Flood Preparation: What You Should Know Right Now

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Press Conference

As S.C. prepares to see record breaking rainfall, Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference to update the citizens about what they need to know about the next few days.

Haley suggested that those who live in flood-prone areas leave and seek shelter right away. She also said that shelters would be provided. Just contact your local emergency department. http://scemd.org/

Power outages and extensive flooding are expected to last until Monday and possibly...

S.C. Governor Declares State of Emergency

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Haley-SOE

Video from U.S. National Weather's Service, Turn Around Don't Drown PSA

Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. The Governor’s State of Emergency declaration puts state emergency plans into effect, enabling agencies to better coordinate resources jointly and respond to requests for state assistance from county emergency managers. According to the Weather Channel , "Hurricane...

Helping Tigers Worldwide from the Coast of South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

baby tiger with Safri attendant

Most people travel down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work on their tan on the sandy beaches, partake in seafood and splash in the waves. But a little known safari sits just miles from the hub of one of the largest tourist destinations in the country. Myrtle Beach Safari, T.I.G.E.R.S. houses some of the worlds largest cats, including the nearly 900 pound liger. Yes! A liger is a real thing!

But the safari...

Knowitall Media Meets S.C. at the Intersection of Education and Technology

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Knowitall Homepage

At the intersection of education and technology lives South Carolina's Knowitall Media. Knowitall Media features a wide assortment of video content from the original Knowitall.org . The Knowitall team is continually adding content to bring education to your fingertips.

Knowitall Media features videos that are optimized for tablets and mobile devices. “For our users, a little bit of spare time can be turned instantly productive because the learning can continue in between other...

PODCAST | Laura Corder, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

From: Carolina Money

Laura Corder

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. Learn more about it from Laura Corder, director of communications for the Incubator and the USC Office of Economic Development.

What You Need to Know About S.C. and Relationship Abuse

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Abuse

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 the nation. This is the fourth time the state has held this position, and S.C. has repeatedly landed in the top ten spots every year for the last ten years. The study showed that "94 percent...

Dick Tripp and the U.S.S. Yorktown

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Highland

Cassaro

Palmetto Scene had the opportunity to speak with Joanne Cassaro at a recent taping of Antiques Roadshow in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a graphic designer with the Harrisburg PBS station, WITF. Even though Cassaro lives in Pennsylvania, she has a special connection to Charleston. Her father, the late Dick Tripp, was a landing signal officer on the USS Yorktown aircraft during World War II. He played a major role in the efforts to...

S.C. State Museum Offers View of Sunday's Supermoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Supermoon

There’s a unique astronomical event that will appear in the night sky on Sunday that, pun intended, only happens once in a blue moon. It’s a supermoon lunar eclipse.

According to The State Newspaper , “a supermoon is a full moon at its closest approach to Earth of the year.” NASA writes that it’s an eclipse that has not been “seen in more than 30 years.” The total eclipse will last 72 minutes. The...

Q&A | A Conversation with Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

Philippe Herndon, an USC alumnus, founded Columbia-based Caroline Guitar Company in 2010. His products are designed to appeal to the subset of rock music aficionados. The products have won accolades from buyers and critics alike, with its first model named to Guitar Magazine’s top 10 pedal list. Caroline Guitar is a member of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator .

Q1: Philippe, before we dig into your company, can you share with Carolina Money readers...

S.C. Sees Biggest Unemployment Drop in Three Decades

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

job classifieds

South Carolina’s August unemployment rate saw the biggest decrease in three decades, falling from 6.4 percent to 6 percent. This is also the third straight month the unemployment rate has seen a decline.

Cheryl Stanton, executive director of S.C.’s Department of Employment and Workforce, released a statement confirming this was the most dramatic drop in the unemployment rate in 32 years, and "it is exciting to think that more South Carolinians than ever before...

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