Floods cost $2.2M in damages in Florence County, preliminary report says

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – Early flood damage assessment numbers for Florence County were released Monday.

According to a press release issued by the Florence County Emergency Management department, the preliminary damage assessments completed last week showed an estimated $2,288,295 of damage to 182 privately owned structures throughout Florence County. These are only initial assessments. The majority of the estimated damage ($1,345,443) is to single family homes.

Damage assessment teams are expected to complete their assessments early this week now that flood waters have receded from areas of the county that were previously inaccessible. Once complete the total damage is expected to increase.

It is anticipated to cost approximately $400,000 to return county maintained roads to their pre-storm conditions.

More than 1,000 Florence County residents have applied for FEMA assistance as of Sunday, Oct. 11 and some have already received reimbursement.

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