Flood

Flood-Ravaged West Virginia Bracing for More Rain

National Guard teams removed debris Monday as authorities in West Virginia prepared for another round of storms in the rain-soaked state where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week. West Virginia Emergency Management Agency spokesman Tim Rock said “everybody’s just keeping an eye on the sky” as search and rescue teams continue to check whether everyone…

Flood Recovery Fund Announced

The federal government is sending South Carolina $157,000,000 to aid in flood recovery.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The federal government is sending South Carolina $157,000,000 to aid in flood recovery. The disaster recovery fund was announced Monday with Richland and Lexington Counties along with the city of Columbia getting the bulk of the funds. A spokesperson did not know when the money would become available. Categories: Lexington, Local News, News, Richland, Weather Tags:…

SC Farmers get aid after Historic Flooding damages crops

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina farmers are getting aid after October’s historic flooding damaged crops across the state. Thursday SCE&G announced a donation of $25,000 towards a new initiative called “Plant it Forward South Carolina” The organizations helps South Carolina farmers who suffered loss from the floods. The donation by SCE&G will provide money to cover a portion of seed…

Homeowners Pack Meeting on Proposed Greenway

Columbia, SC – (WOLO) A public meeting turned into damage control Thursday night after rumors and misinformation spread on social media about a multi-million dollar greenway planned for an area still reeling from October’s flood. Homeowners who live along Gills Creek listened to leaders from Richland County and the Gills Creek Watershed Association explain details like the cost, where the…

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…