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Stories of people and communities going about the work of recovery from the floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.00000177-2120-db48-a97f-fb222fb50000In October of 2015, South Carolina received rainfall in unprecedented amounts over just a few days time. By the time the rain began to slacken, the National Weather Service reported that the event had dumped more than two feet of water on the state. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the subsequent flooding was the worst in 75 years.Then, one year later, rain and storm surge from Hurricane Matthew dealt a blow to many in South Carolina still at work recovering from the 2015 floods.SC Public Radio Flood Coverage from the Beginning

One Week Later: How to Help

Clean-up is underway but volunteers are still needed.
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    A week after the storm that caused massive flooding in our state, South Carolinians are turning toward recovery and restoration. Thousands of National Guard troops are at work, and charitable organizations have donated hundreds of thousands of meals to people in need. Hundreds have been displaced by the disaster, and help is still needed across the state. 

One way to find out how you can help is to call the South Carolina donation line: 888-585-9843. Harvest Hope food bank has some specific needs: diapers, baby formula, and other baby items, peanut butter. They are also asking for teams of 20-25 people to help in pantries across the state. If you are interested in leading a team of 20 to 25 people to volunteer, call 1-803-254-4432 ext. 1113. If you are currently in need, resources are available. Call 211 to connect with the United Way for help. You can also call 211 if you’d like to give or volunteer.