By Justina Simons, News Writer
Tremendous damage was done to homes, property and especially to the people of South Carolina. In October, South Carolina experienced some of the worst flooding in centuries. The state had non-stop rain for three days.
River waters rose about ten feet higher than what they were before the rain. This caused the extreme flooding of homes, vehicles and even entire neighborhoods.
“The water was all the way up to the headlights on my truck,” Coach James Johnson, campus monitor, said. “It took about $1500 to fix, and the steps on my deck were completely destroyed.”
The state has organizations free of charge available to those in need of help. They encourage those who are suffering to contact them immediately.
“My grandmother was effected by the flooding,” Senior Kenneth Dunbar said. “Her basement was completely flooded. She lost all of her furniture, but FEMA is taking good care of her. They are helping to restore her basement and bought her some new furniture.
The flooding was so bad that even after the rain stopped and the district officials said it was safe to go back to school and work, many roads were so badly damaged that many people had to miss extra days.
“My neighbor’s home was damaged on the first floor,” Mrs. Deidra Pompey, English teacher, said. “Her home just had minor damages, but the roads around her home were so damaged that she missed nearly two extra weeks of work.”
Recovery is still under way, and some problems are still waiting to be solved. But so far the recovery process is growing and improving.