Flood

Bridges Re-Open in Clarendon County

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–After more than 18 months several bridges damaged in the October 2015 flood reopened Thursday. The Bridges in Clarendon County are off Highway 301, North of Manning. The bridges were washed away when the Black River crested back in 2015. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Flood

Severe Weather Floods Downtown Streets, Strands Drivers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Severe weather prompted flash flood warnings across the Midlands. From the usual areas near downtown at Whaley street and Main, to areas that don’t normally see flooding, streets were underwater Wednesday afternoon. Columbia Fire officials barricaded Saluda Avenue in Five Points, and Whaley at Main. Drivers were stranded across parts of downtown. We saw flooding near Taylor…

Tiny SC Town Under Water :Scenes from a Boat Ride

NICHOLS, SC (WOLO)- The tiny town of Nichols, South Carolina is under water from a barrage of flood waters after Hurricane Mathew. Homes, streets, cars demolished in the rushing water. The National Guard and SLED are conducting patrols and search and rescue. In this story, ABC Columbia’s Grace Joyal surveyed the flooding from a boat, and describes what she saw….

Historic Flood Anniversary: Homeowner Help

Columbia, SC (WOLO)–It’s been a year since the Midlands was devastated by the Historic October Flood. Many families are still working to repair and recover. The Red Cross helped one such family,  James and Persilla Henry. They among thousands were impacted by the flood. According to the Red Cross,  due to the flood, their Columbia home developed a significant mold…

Family Devastated by Flood to see Restored Home

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It’s been almost a years since the Midlands was devastated by the Historic October Flood. Many families are still working to repair and recover. On Tuesday, The Red Cross will help James and Persilla Henry, one of the families impacted by the flood. According to the Red Cross,  due to the flood, their Columbia home developed a significant…

Watch: SC Groups Sending Flood Aid to Louisiana

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina knows all too well the needs after a devastating flood. Now many in the Midlands are sending aid to Louisiana in the wake of flooding in that state. Employess at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina have filled three vans, a truck and a trailer with supplies bound for Louisiana. The Red Cross…

Watch: Columbia Flood Recovery

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Nearly a year after October’s Historic Flood, Columbia City leaders continue to work on recovery. City leaders hosted a Flood Relief meeting Thursday night to discuss the Federal Aid that is being allocated to the city for flood relief, and where the money should go. The U.S. Department of Housing has allocated nearly 20 million dollars to…

Watch: USC Fills Donation Trucks to Baton Rouge

COLUMBIA, S.C. COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–(USC) — Because of the overwhelming compassion of the Midlands community, the Gamecock football equipment truck has been filled with donations for Baton Rouge flood relief. A second truck is being filled today and anticipated to be full after this evening’s soccer game.  The truck is located on Heyward Street next to Dodie Anderson Academic Center. …