Governor Nikki Haley was on the front lines of flood relief in Goose Creek Wednesday. The governor and dozens of volunteers packed supplies for the Team South Carolina flood aid event.
“This is helping individuals” said Governor Nikki Haley after loading paper towels in boxes at the Goose Creek Community Center. “You can’t sit behind a desk and know that you’re helping families – to me it’s very important to be on the ground, hearing the stories and talking to the people.” Haley said she is satisfied with how quickly the state is coming back after the flooding in October and says South Carolina is getting into the rebuilding stage. “This is just trying to keep things moving in any way that we can and reminding people if you haven’t registered at FEMA we need you too,” urged Governor Haley.
FEMA officials say they will be in South Carolina for as long as they need to be and have more than 69,000 damage cases statewide.
All Dileatha Washington wants is to open a case with FEMA. “I assure you I talked to everybody in the building today – almost everbody, I can say and I’ve had no solution to my situation,” said Washington who had both the house she was renting and the one she was remodeling damaged by flooding. She des not have insurance. “All my investments, my 401k, everything is tied up in that house” said Washington “I put it all in there so I could be a proud owner instead of a renter.”
Washington says officials told her that her case is very unique and must appeal. “All I’m asking for is a little help… from the people I pay taxes to,” said Washington.
Team South Carolina will be in Georgetown at the Beck Recreation Center from 10am – 2pm Friday, October 30.