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City of Columbia, FEMA begin repair process on the Columbia Canal

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– One of the lingering reminders of the historic flood of 2015 may finally be repaired. Today, the City of Columbia announced it has come to a fundamental agreement with Federal Emergency Management Association on the scope of damage to the Columbia Canal from the one thousand year flood. Officials say the first step of repairing the dam…

FEMA on Hurricane Florence Preparations and Missions after the storm

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– FEMA says it is already focusing on critical missions that will come immediately following the storm. FEMA Administrator Jeff Byard says that Hurricane Florence is not a storm we will recover from in days. And as South Carolina prepares for any possible impact from Hurricane Florence, the federal government is mobilizing its efforts to respond up and down…

Flood victims face deadline to apply for federal assistance

Flood victims in the 24 counties covered by October's emergency declaration have until Monday to apply for federal aid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Flood victims in the 24 counties covered by October’s emergency declaration have until Monday to apply for federal aid. Since the deadline officially falls on Sunday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications through the next business day. Monday is also the deadline for returning disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration. As…