ORANGEBURG OUT OF THE PAST

Over the course of three days in early October 2015, parts of The T&D Region and the Midlands received more than 20 inches of rain, leading to multiple dam failures, overloaded storm drains and the worst flooding many residents have ever experienced. That’s on top of the close to $1.2 million in damage to public infrastructure in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties. The Edisto River and the Congaree River overflowed their banks, running people from their homes and cutting off major routes. Damage to crops was severe in the rural T&D Region, with 80 percent losses reported for cotton and peanuts. The total direct and indirect impact statewide on agriculture was estimated near $600 million.

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