- Associated Press - Saturday, April 23, 2016

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Leaders of nonprofit groups in Horry County say that, six months after historic rains inundated South Carolina, volunteers are needed to help repair hundreds of homes in the county.

The Sun News reports (https://bit.ly/1WMWkjdth ) many of those homes are in about the same state as after the October floods. The homeowners had no flood insurance and federal disaster assistance doesn’t come close to paying repair costs.

Lou Palm, a program manager with the American Red Cross, tells the newspaper the homes have problems with mold and roofs keep leaking.

Horry County has no long-term recovery committee working with nonprofits to assess damage and make repairs.

The early October storm dumped 2 feet of rain in some areas of the state and destroyed or damaged more than 38,000 homes statewide.


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