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Imagery from 2015 South Carolina floods.
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October 16, 2015
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  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 23, 2015 -- FEMA has set up tables at Lowe&#39;s and has mitigation specialists there to help residents reduce the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of future flooding. Also at Lowe&#39;s are members of FEMA Corps who can help residents register for disaster assistance with FEMA or answer any questions they may have about the process. 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.</p>

    FEMA Corps at Lowe's in SC

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 23, 2015 -- FEMA has set up tables at Lowe's and has mitigation specialists there to help residents reduce the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of future flooding. Also at Lowe's are members of FEMA Corps who can help residents register for disaster assistance with FEMA or answer any questions they may have about the process. 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.

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 23, 2015 -- FEMA has set up tables at Lowe&#39;s and has mitigation specialests there to help residents reduce the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of 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.</p>

    FEMA mitigation specialists at Lowe's in SC

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 23, 2015 -- FEMA has set up tables at Lowe's and has mitigation specialests there to help residents reduce the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of 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.

  • <p>Sumter, SC, October 16, 2015--A FEMA Mitigation specialist provides information to a flood survivor at the Sumter, SC Disaster Recovery Center in Sumter, SC.&nbsp; Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    FEMA assisting South Carolina residents affected by recent floods

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Sumter, SC, October 16, 2015--A FEMA Mitigation specialist provides information to a flood survivor at the Sumter, SC Disaster Recovery Center in Sumter, SC.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Foley Beach, SC, October 17, 2015--A FEMA Mitigation specialist provides information to a flood survivor at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Foley Beach, SC.&nbsp; FEMA is working with local, state, private and other federal agencies to provide assistance to South Carolina flood survivors.&nbsp; Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    FEMA assisting South Carolina residents affected by recent floods

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Foley Beach, SC, October 17, 2015--A FEMA Mitigation specialist provides information to a flood survivor at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Foley Beach, SC.  FEMA is working with local, state, private and other federal agencies to provide assistance to South Carolina flood survivors.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Sumter, SC, October 16, 2015--Volunteers bring therapy dogs to the Sumter, SC Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to provide survivors with the chance to interact with specially-trained dogs.&nbsp; Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA</p>

    Volunteers provide pet therapy for South Carolina flood survivors

    Photo by Patsy Lynch

    Sumter, SC, October 16, 2015--Volunteers bring therapy dogs to the Sumter, SC Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to provide survivors with the chance to interact with specially-trained dogs.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

  • <p>Timmonsville, SC, October 24, 2015 -- FEMA Disaster Assistance employees, Erin Cowans and Terry Mulford speak with a resident at the Timmonsville Senior 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.</p>

    FEMA at Timmonsville Senior Center

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Timmonsville, SC, October 24, 2015 -- FEMA Disaster Assistance employees, Erin Cowans and Terry Mulford speak with a resident at the Timmonsville Senior 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.

  • <p>Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks with FEMA Corps members at the Team South Carolina event in Kingstree. The Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Governor Haley and FEMA Corps

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks with FEMA Corps members at the Team South Carolina event in Kingstree. The Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks with SBA employee Eve Reid about the SBA process. The Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Governor Nikki Haley at Team South Carolina event with SBA

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks with SBA employee Eve Reid about the SBA process. The Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks with FEMA employee Dr. Jacqueline McBride, CEM, at the FEMA booth, Oriessah Rouse is sitting at the table and Raymond Nieves is standing behind her. The Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    The FEMA table at Team South Carolina event

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks with FEMA employee Dr. Jacqueline McBride, CEM, at the FEMA booth, Oriessah Rouse is sitting at the table and Raymond Nieves is standing behind her. The Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- The Disaster Recovery Center at 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 Disaster Recovery Center

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- The Disaster Recovery Center at 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 26, 2015 - The Red Cross and other agencies distributing food and supplies to residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Supplies for residents who were in the recent floods.

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 - The Red Cross and other agencies distributing food and supplies to residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- The Red Cross distributes food to flood-impacted residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Team South Carolina

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- The Red Cross distributes food to flood-impacted residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- The line for household supplies for flood survivors as the Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Residents in line for assistance

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Kingstree, SC, October 26, 2015 -- The line for household supplies for flood survivors as the Red Cross and other agencies distributed food and supplies to residents at a Team South Carolina event. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 27, 2015 -- Wendy Spencer, CEO of National &amp; Community Service holds up a trap for an opossum that moved into this home owner&#39;s crawl space. Over 3 feet of water was in the home at the height of the flood. AmeriCorps and Nechama are in the process of tearing out the damaged portions of the home. 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>

    Animal trap in flood damaged home with tear out under way

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 27, 2015 -- Wendy Spencer, CEO of National & Community Service holds up a trap for an opossum that moved into this home owner's crawl space. Over 3 feet of water was in the home at the height of the flood. AmeriCorps and Nechama are in the process of tearing out the damaged portions of the home. 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 27, 2015 -- Wendy Spencer, CEO of National &amp; Community Service goes into the field and door to door with FEMA Corps. 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>

    Wendy Spencer, CEO of National & Community Service in the field

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 27, 2015 -- Wendy Spencer, CEO of National & Community Service goes into the field and door to door with FEMA Corps. 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 28, 2015 -- This crew is replacing the gas line that was destroyed when the road/levee at Lake Elizabeth gave out. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Gas line repair

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 28, 2015 -- This crew is replacing the gas line that was destroyed when the road/levee at Lake Elizabeth gave out. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 28,2015 -- Many roads in South Carolina have this warning sign. In this case a levee was breeched and the flood water destroyed the road at Lake Elizabeth. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Road subject to flooding sign

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 28,2015 -- Many roads in South Carolina have this warning sign. In this case a levee was breeched and the flood water destroyed the road at Lake Elizabeth. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Columbia, SC, October 28, 2015 -- Lake Elizabeth was emptied when part of it&#39;s levee broke. The Great Egrets are on the lake bed searching for food. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Great Egrets at Lake Elizabeth

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Columbia, SC, October 28, 2015 -- Lake Elizabeth was emptied when part of it's levee broke. The Great Egrets are on the lake bed searching for food. 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Timmonsville, SC, October 24, 2015 -- FEMA Disaster Assistance employee, Erin Cowans, speaks with the Timmonsville Mayor Pro-tem Curtis Harrison at the Timmonsville Senior Center, FEMA is there to to register residents who need assistance after the 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA</p>

    Timmonsville, SC Mayor pro-tem

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Timmonsville, SC, October 24, 2015 -- FEMA Disaster Assistance employee, Erin Cowans, speaks with the Timmonsville Mayor Pro-tem Curtis Harrison at the Timmonsville Senior Center, FEMA is there to to register residents who need assistance after the 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. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

  • <p>Public Service Anouncement to provide valuable information to disaster survivors who use sign language as their mode of communication.</p>

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    Public Service Anouncement to provide valuable information to disaster survivors who use sign language as their mode of communication.