ALSO WATER ISSUES PERSIST, CANAL BREACHED, ROAD UPDATES …
Fourteen people are now confirmed dead in connection with “Floodmaggedon,” South Carolina’s ongoing natural disaster. That death toll is expected to rise – along with costs of the disaster.
Meanwhile the city of Columbia, S.C. remains without access to clean water – and all 375,000 people using the city’s water system remain under a boil water advisory. Residents of Columbia in need of bottled water are being urged to visit one of these seven locations …
Columbia Convention Center – 1100 Lincoln Street
Walmart – 5424 Forest Drive
Lower Richland High School -2615 Lower Richland Boulevard
Landmark Drive – 3700 Landmark Drive near the Richland Mall
Former Sam’s Club Parking Lot – 1401 Sunset Boulevard
Dutch Square (former Belk parking lot) – 421 Bush River Road
Midlands Shopping Center – 2638 Two Notch Road
It could be up to a week before water services are restored in some areas.
The danger has by no means passed, either. Emergency response assets are currently being targeted where they are needed most, including efforts by the National Guard to plug a major breach of the Columbia Canal.
That’s near the City of Columbia’s central water treatment facilities, incidentally …
“The Canal Water Treatment Plant is experiencing historically difficult conditions which may impact finished water quality,” city officials said in a release. “These factors could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water.”
There is some good news, though …
The S.C. Highway Patrol announced that all lanes of Interstate 26 over the Saluda River had been reopened to eastbound and westbound traffic, and the number of road and bridge closings across the state continued to drop. As of the latest writing, there were 301 road closures and 166 bridge closures in South Carolina – most of them in the Midlands region of the state.
Nonetheless, officials urged citizens to stay off the roads unless they absolutely had to travel – and schools and other non-emergency government agencies remained closed on Tuesday. Curfews were also expected to be imposed in some areas for a third straight night.
Meanwhile the University of South Carolina – located in downtown Columbia, S.C. – cancelled classes for the week and said its athletics department hinted this weekend’s football game against Louisiana State University might be moved to another city.
U.S. President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in eight South Carolina counties – Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Williamsburg. Obama’s declaration is expected to eventually free up federal resources to assist those dealing with losses not covered by insurance.
Walmart, Sam’s Club- are great at giving back to the community- a tribute to Sam Walton’s legacy.
Even plantation owners fed their slaves…
I have free water at my house for anyone who’s interested.
“I have free water at my house for anyone who’s interested in paying for it” – fixed it.
Floodpoclypse dang it. Floodpoclypse!!!!
I know a guy who’s blog failed – will the get Federal dollars?
He’s been getting federal assistance before he built his failure of a blog, so why not?
SC Representatives who voted no on federal assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)
Joe Wilson (R-SC)
SC Senators who voted no on federal assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Lindsay Graham (R-SC)
I think all these guys purport to be family values good Christian Republicans. So tell me how that golden rule thing works again.
“I’m all for helping the people in New Jersey. I don’t really remember me voting that way,” Graham said.
Pressed further, he said: “Anyway, I don’t really recall that, but I’d be glad to look and tell you why I did vote no, if I did.”
He better hope he stays on the second string stage, ’cause if he gets close to fat boy – oh man!!!
I thought the same thing. Kind of a shame to miss out on that.
Christie might be at the second string table in the next debate. He is tanking in all the polls just as Lindsey has all along.
Cool. Then a two man debate with Fatty bustin’ out on Lindsey over Sandy money. (Of course Fat Boy doled out Sandy cash like a mobster.)
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Funny part is, between NYC and NJ, there are plenty of Congressmen who will vote against any emergency aid. Time to shut the government down.
“Good Christain Republicans”(sic)
Do you guys ever get tired of exchanging dumb ass, 7th grade partisan political insults.
you are not influencing anyone. You look stupid. Are you stupid?
Mitch, it’s kind of a game thing. A poster named Grand Tango keeps spewing anti democrat blogs. It is stupid but somewhere it became fun.
i don’t know Sic, when i think of squishy, stepping on a dog turd barefooted comes to mind, but gone on you keeping a positive spin on things.
You must be new here.
Oh no, say it ain’t so Lyin’Joe. Deny services to any Veterans today, Lyin’Joe?
Of those 14, how many are dead because of their own stupidity?
All but one, the one was a DOT worker doing his job.
And he was killed by someone else’s stupidity.
if stupid killed, you would never had made it out of the crib
And you likely wouldn’t have ever been conceived.
and the ones caught in the middle of the night when the dams gave way?
The reports I’ve seen say all 13 were in vehicles or trying to escape their vehicle after driving into water. If you’ve seen reports that say otherwise, I’d like to see them. Four of the dead were killed in traffic accidents related to the storm.
yep in the middle of the night in a hard rain, i have lived here over thirty years and never heard of anybody dying on trehnom because of a hard rain, i’m not saying some people where not stupid but i’m not ready to make a blanket statement that they all brought their deaths on themselves
The number is now 15. Still all reports say vehicles were involved except for the one DOT worker.
i live up the hill off of rosewood, from what i saw, i don’t think that will be the final count, there could very well be more people in that swamp surrounding gills creek below rosewood, i saw one get blasted into the woods there myself
With any luck, you will be next fatality.
Dumbs comments like yours ought to be reserved to the 7th grade locker room.
Actually I’m hoping it’s your wife or mother.
Ants don’t need no stinkin dry land.
Any idea of what we should expect when the rivers crest?
i guess all these fatalities are niggers. niggers cant stand water . they would drown in the kiddie pool with a lifeguard. throw a snake or two in the mix and u got one helluva spectator sport.
leave to your dumb fucking ass to say something to make it so Squishy isn’t the biggest fucking moron on here. Both of you are lucky you can hide behind your computer you fucking little pussies.
ah go take a swimming lesson crumbsnatcher
even money ?