- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the state will need to pay at least another $114 million for its share of flood damage caused by the massive flood in October.

Haley released several new damage figures at a news conference Tuesday, pushing the price tag for the floods to about $1.2 billion.

The governor also said there have been $181 million in insurance claims to private companies, and the federal government plans on paying about $500 million. Direct agriculture damage has been estimated at around $375 million.

Haley says the $114 million the state needs to pay is for damaged roads, houses and other infrastructure like the Columbia Canal.

The governor says she will ask lawmakers to use new revenues of more than $1 billion to pay that bill.



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