Williamsburg County still reeling from last October’s historic floods

KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) – Nearly a year after 2 feet of rain fell on South Carolina, hundreds of people in rural Williamsburg County are still trying to fix their homes.

About 28 percent of the county’s 11,800 households suffered enough damage to get federal aid from October’s massive floods.

But county officials estimate hundreds of those homes still aren’t repaired because of a lack of contractors and other help.

Mississippi-based charity Eight Days of Hope is coming to the county during the anniversary of the flood with about 1,500 volunteers to repair about 150 homes.

Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division spokesman Jeff Singleton says that is important because the county saw a lot of help head to West Virginia after floods in June or Louisiana after August’s floods damaged about 84,000 homes.

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