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“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....

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...

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