South Carolina Floods

Watch: Farmers Still Recovering From Historic Floods

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — More than 6 months after the historic floods, farmers are still struggling to recover and leaning on the state for assistance. “It was hard to watch that weekend and just seeing what we knew were good crops in the field and not being able to do anything about it,” said Turbeville farmer Jeremy Cannon. On…

Experts: Brace for an early mosquito season

Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Nearly six months after October’s historic floods, experts say prepare to battle the early onset of mosquito season. Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes in South Carolina can carry a number of diseases such as West Nile virus, the…

Budget Proposal Includes Flood Relief for Farmers, Tax Cuts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A $7.5 billion budget proposal heading to the House floor provides $40 million to flood-devastated farmers, cuts income taxes by $130 million and designates $250 million for road projects. The Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved its spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1. The plan also includes an additional $375 million for…

House Budget Leader: Farmers Need Help to Survive Floods

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chairman of the House budget-writing committee says he wants to reassure South Carolina farmers devastated by October’s flooding disaster that the Legislature will help them out. Chairman Brian White says lawmakers must help farmers survive crop losses estimated at $376 million. But he is not yet proposing a specific amount for the state to pay….