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Collection: South Carolina Flooding

Imagery from 2015 South Carolina floods.
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October 16, 2015
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  • <p>Our Mobile Emergency Operations Center is parked outside the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center, and FEMA leadership are using its conference room and work stations for the flooding response so as not to put extra strain on the state&#39;s resources. Flooding begin in early October and affected much of the state of South Carolina.</p>

    Mobile Emergency Operations Center in South Carolina

    Photo by Hannah Vick

    Our Mobile Emergency Operations Center is parked outside the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center, and FEMA leadership are using its conference room and work stations for the flooding response so as not to put extra strain on the state's resources. Flooding begin in early October and affected much of the state of South Carolina.

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 10, 2015 -- FEMA trucks at the Fort Jacksom staging area ready to be deployed to help South Carolina residents recover from the recent flooding. FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    FEMA Equipment at staging area

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 10, 2015 -- FEMA trucks at the Fort Jacksom staging area ready to be deployed to help South Carolina residents recover from the recent flooding. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>West Columbia, SC, Oct. 12, 1015 -- Fans outside of a home that was flooded to about 2 feet deep. This resident had flood insurance and registered with FEMA. FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    Fans Used for Drying a Flooded Home

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    West Columbia, SC, Oct. 12, 1015 -- Fans outside of a home that was flooded to about 2 feet deep. This resident had flood insurance and registered with FEMA. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Lexington, SC, Oct. 11, 2015 -- FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance team member James Mason walks through a neighborhood hit hard by the flooding. FEMA is in neighborhoods trying to find residents who have not yet registered with FEMA.</p>

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    FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team Member

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Lexington, SC, Oct. 11, 2015 -- FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance team member James Mason walks through a neighborhood hit hard by the flooding. FEMA is in neighborhoods trying to find residents who have not yet registered with FEMA.

     

  • <p>Lexington, SC, Oct. 11, 1015 -- Resident Joseph Pukl looks on as FEMA Corps volunteers Peyton Foster and Tyler Dicarlo register him for assistance. FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    Disaster survivor registers with FEMA

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Lexington, SC, Oct. 11, 1015 -- Resident Joseph Pukl looks on as FEMA Corps volunteers Peyton Foster and Tyler Dicarlo register him for assistance. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC home made food to their neighbors as they continue to clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Residents in Columbia, SC start to clean up after historic flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC home made food to their neighbors as they continue to clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. These are some of the tools being used to clean up after the flood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Residents in Columbia SC start to clean up after historic flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. These are some of the tools being used to clean up after the flood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Residents in Columbia, SC start to clean up after historic flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Residents in Columbia SC start to clean up after historic flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Residents in the SE section of Columbia, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhood. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- A military rubber bladder holds drinking water in downtown Columbia, SC. The SC National Guard has created sites where residents can obtain drinking water. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Water is being stored in rubber bladders

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- A military rubber bladder holds drinking water in downtown Columbia, SC. The SC National Guard has created sites where residents can obtain drinking water. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Sumter, SC, October 12, 2015 -- Residents in Sumter County and the City of Sumter, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhoods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Residents in Sumter, South Carolina start to clean up after historic flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Sumter, SC, October 12, 2015 -- Residents in Sumter County and the City of Sumter, SC clean up after flood waters overwhelmed their neighborhoods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Williiam Lindsey, a FEMA Media Relations Specialist listens to a resident in the SE section of Columbia, SC talks about the flood waters overwhelmed his home. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Residents in Columbia, South Carolina start to clean up after historic flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 11, 2015 -- Williiam Lindsey, a FEMA Media Relations Specialist listens to a resident in the SE section of Columbia, SC talks about the flood waters overwhelmed his home. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- Residents watch their flood damaged belongings get loaded into a truck as debris removal begins in this neighborhood. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015. &nbsp;FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    Debris Removal

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- Residents watch their flood damaged belongings get loaded into a truck as debris removal begins in this neighborhood. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- The damaged Willow Creek bridge. The trip around the bridge takes more than an hour. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015. &nbsp;FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    Damaged Bridge approach

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- The damaged Willow Creek bridge. The trip around the bridge takes more than an hour. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- David Lide takes gasoline across the&nbsp;damaged Willow Creek bridge to use in his auto repair business. The trip around the bridge takes more than an hour. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015.&nbsp;FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    Getting gasoline for a business across a damaged area

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- David Lide takes gasoline across the damaged Willow Creek bridge to use in his auto repair business. The trip around the bridge takes more than an hour. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- This car was lifed onto the Fairfield Road bridge from the flooded area below and South Carolina DOT is trying to find the owner. Both bridge approaches were washed away and the state is working to repair the damage. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015.&nbsp;FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    Car on its side on a damaged bridge

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- This car was lifed onto the Fairfield Road bridge from the flooded area below and South Carolina DOT is trying to find the owner. Both bridge approaches were washed away and the state is working to repair the damage. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- FEMA Corp members assist Columbia, SC, residents with their FEMA registrations. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    FEMA Corps are in Columbia SC to assist flood survivors

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- FEMA Corp members assist Columbia, SC, residents with their FEMA registrations. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015--FEMA Corp members assist Columbia, SC residents with their FEMA registrations. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    FEMA Corps are in Columbia, SC to assist flood survivors

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015--FEMA Corp members assist Columbia, SC residents with their FEMA registrations. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- FEMA Corps members stop in front of a home in Columbia, SC, to see if the resident has applied for FEMA assistance. FEMA is working with local, state and other Federal agencies to assist residents and business who may have been impacted by recent flooding. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    FEMA Corps Members Assist South Carolina Flood Survivors with their FEMA Registrations

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Columbia, SC, October 13, 2015 -- FEMA Corps members stop in front of a home in Columbia, SC, to see if the resident has applied for FEMA assistance. FEMA is working with local, state and other Federal agencies to assist residents and business who may have been impacted by recent flooding. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Lexington, SC, October 11, 2015 -- This earthen dam was breached by the storms and flooded homes and businesses down stream on&nbsp;Twelvemile Creek. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015.</p>

    Breached Earthen Dam

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Lexington, SC, October 11, 2015 -- This earthen dam was breached by the storms and flooded homes and businesses down stream on Twelvemile Creek. Residents are eligible for Individual Assistance in Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamburg counties. Deadline is December 4, 2015.