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Bamberg, Colleton, Greenwood Counties Declared Disaster Areas

Governor Nikki Haley briefing the press at the SC Emergency Management Division, October 2, 2015.
Governor's Office/Zach Pippin

  Gov. Nikki Haley announced today that Bamberg, Colleton, and, Greenwood counties have been added to list of those qualifying for individual assistance under the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total to 19. Haley also encouraged "anybody who has had any damage" to call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or registering at disasterassistance.gov, a sentiment that was echoed by FEMA's Mike Moore.

Assessors have found 17 dams across the state that were breached by flood waters and are "keeping an eye" on 17 more. Listen to the complete press conference here: 

Alfred Turner is a familiar voice to many listeners, having hosted past programs such as The Morning Concert, Standard Time and various specials. He was also South Carolina Public Radio’s webmaster for many years, and producer for Walter Edgar's Journal and South Carolina from A to Z.