South Carolina Flooding: “We Lost Everything” How To Help

south carolina floodingSince the month of October began, deadly flooding has engulfed parts of South Carolina, forcing people from their homes. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has activated the National Guard to help with flood rescues. By Monday, October 5th, the rain that had ravaged the state of South Carolina was still steadily thumping over much of the state, in some places for a fifth consecutive day.

Five days of continuous rain caused havoc including a tree blocked a flood-ravaged road, water almost up to light poles, rain water on the second floor of houses and worse. The devastation is heartbreaking.

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Water main ruptures and other problems had left about 40,000 people without water on Monday, Gov. Haley said. Dams had burst and homes had been submerged and ruined, especially in and around Columbia, the state capital. A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety, Sherri Iacobelli, said Monday night that the storm had killed 11 people in the state. Seven deaths were weather-related drownings, she said, and four others were traffic fatalities linked to the storm.

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