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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>Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- A resident said that this lake, part of the Gill Creek Watershed, is normally emptied every winter but recent rainfall caused the dam to break, emptying it early. 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>

    Empty Lake

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- A resident said that this lake, part of the Gill Creek Watershed, is normally emptied every winter but recent rainfall caused the dam to break, emptying it early. 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>Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- The Ripley Station Road bridge remains unusable, flood water came across this bridge and pulled down a power line. 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>

    Ripley Station Road Bridge

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- The Ripley Station Road bridge remains unusable, flood water came across this bridge and pulled down a power line. 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>Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- FEMA Corps members prepare to canvass a Columbia neighborhood to make sure everyone who needs to has signed up with FEMA. 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>

    FEMA Corps in the field

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- FEMA Corps members prepare to canvass a Columbia neighborhood to make sure everyone who needs to has signed up with FEMA. 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>Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- Disaster Survivor Assistance team members Yajaira Carreno from FEMA Corps and Margaret Ruiz speak with an apartment complex&nbsp;resident about the recovery process and FEMA help. 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>

    Disaster Survivor Assistance workers speak with as resident in the field

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- Disaster Survivor Assistance team members Yajaira Carreno from FEMA Corps and Margaret Ruiz speak with an apartment complex resident about the recovery process and FEMA help. 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>Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- Debris piles still remain in some Columbia neighborhoods, the orange tape around the pile is to let debris removal workers know that this should be removed. 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>

    Debris piles

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- Debris piles still remain in some Columbia neighborhoods, the orange tape around the pile is to let debris removal workers know that this should be removed. 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>Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- This workshop floated onto the river bank during the recent flooding. 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>

    Damaged property - workshop

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 16, 2015 -- This workshop floated onto the river bank during the recent flooding. 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>Lake City, SC, October 17, 2015&nbsp;-- FEMA disaster recovery center workers Juan Branche and Afiouq Johnson greet residents and start them on the process to FEMA individual assistance. 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>

    Lake City, SC Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Lake City, SC, October 17, 2015 -- FEMA disaster recovery center workers Juan Branche and Afiouq Johnson greet residents and start them on the process to FEMA individual assistance. 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>Lake City, SC, October 17, 2015 -- Red Cross volunteers Pat Castle and Salvatore Monda coordinate their drive by home inspections with Jim Steel at the Lake City Disaster Recovery Center. 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>

    Red Cross at Lake City Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Lake City, SC, October 17, 2015 -- Red Cross volunteers Pat Castle and Salvatore Monda coordinate their drive by home inspections with Jim Steel at the Lake City Disaster Recovery Center. 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>Lake City, SC, October 17, 2015 - Many signs warning of &quot;Water on Road&quot; remain. 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>

    "Water on Road" sign

    Photo by FEMA Graphic

    Lake City, SC, October 17, 2015 - Many signs warning of "Water on Road" remain. 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>Columbia, SC, October 18, 2015 -- SCDOT workers meet to assess the best way to stop the water flowing out of Lake Elizabeth&#39;s levee on Wilson Blvd. 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>

    Repair assessment

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 18, 2015 -- SCDOT workers meet to assess the best way to stop the water flowing out of Lake Elizabeth's levee on Wilson Blvd. 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>Columbia, SC, October 18, 2015 -- SCDOT workers are fixing a hole caused by flooding on Highway 21. 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>

    Flood damage repair

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 18, 2015 -- SCDOT workers are fixing a hole caused by flooding on Highway 21. 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>Columbia, SC, October 19, 2015 - Theresa Jones, American Sign Language interpreter gets ready to participate in a press conference. Governor Nikki Haley, will hold a press conference at FEMA&#39;s Joint Field Office. FEMA/Yuisa Rios</p>

    American Sign Language Interpreter

    Photo by Yuisa Rios

    Columbia, SC, October 19, 2015 - Theresa Jones, American Sign Language interpreter gets ready to participate in a press conference. Governor Nikki Haley, will hold a press conference at FEMA's Joint Field Office. FEMA/Yuisa Rios

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 19, 2015 - Governor Nikki Haley designates Kevin A. Shwedo, as State Disaster Recovery Coordinator. Mr. Shwedo will lead South Carolina&#39;s recovery operations in a joint effort&nbsp;between State and Federal partners. FEMA/Yuisa Rios</p>

    Press Conference

    Photo by Yuisa Rios

    Columbia, SC, October 19, 2015 - Governor Nikki Haley designates Kevin A. Shwedo, as State Disaster Recovery Coordinator. Mr. Shwedo will lead South Carolina's recovery operations in a joint effort between State and Federal partners. FEMA/Yuisa Rios

  • <p>Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Deanne Criswell speaks at a town hall meeting. Behind her to the to the right is the host, Congressman Jim Clyburn. 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>

    FEMA Deputy FCO Deanne Criswell at podium

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Deanne Criswell speaks at a town hall meeting. Behind her to the to the right is the host, Congressman Jim Clyburn. 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>Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- Congressman Jim Clyburn speaks at a town hall meeting this morning. Behind him on the right is FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Deanne Criswell. 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>

    Congressman Jim Clyburn at podium

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- Congressman Jim Clyburn speaks at a town hall meeting this morning. Behind him on the right is FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Deanne Criswell. 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>Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Kingstree. 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>

    DRC in Kingstree

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Kingstree. 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>Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- This insulation was pulled out of the Elim United Methodist Church that had 4 inches of water on the floor. 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>

    Flood damaged church

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 19, 2015 -- This insulation was pulled out of the Elim United Methodist Church that had 4 inches of water on the floor. 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>Gadsden, SC, October 20, 1015 -- Norfolk Southern Railway workers are repairing the tracks near Gadsden where sections of the rail bed were washed out during the storms. This machine is dropping new stones and soothing the rail bed. 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>

    Norfolk Southern Railway track work

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Gadsden, SC, October 20, 1015 -- Norfolk Southern Railway workers are repairing the tracks near Gadsden where sections of the rail bed were washed out during the storms. This machine is dropping new stones and soothing the rail bed. 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>Gadsden, SC, October 20, 1015 -- American Red Cross workers distribute&nbsp;supplies to residents at Big County Days, an event at the Temple of Faith Bible Way Church. Aid workers from all state agencies, FEMA, The Red Cross, and others were there to help the local residents who were part of the recent floods. 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>

    American Red Cross supply depot

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Gadsden, SC, October 20, 1015 -- American Red Cross workers distribute supplies to residents at Big County Days, an event at the Temple of Faith Bible Way Church. Aid workers from all state agencies, FEMA, The Red Cross, and others were there to help the local residents who were part of the recent floods. 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>Gadsden, SC, October 20, 1015 -- SCDOT workers are in the process of repairing a road that lost a bridge by flood waters. In the background they are taking core samples. 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>

    Bridge repair in Gadsden

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Gadsden, SC, October 20, 1015 -- SCDOT workers are in the process of repairing a road that lost a bridge by flood waters. In the background they are taking core samples. 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