Claims begin rolling in after SC flooding


CHARLESTON, SC — South Carolina is in the midst of historic flooding, with the National Weather Service forecasting “catastrophic flash flooding” into Monday, October 5, for parts of the state and rivers continuing to rise for several days, according to

The governor reported on Sunday that the state had reached the “1,000-year rainfall” marker, meaning there is only a one-in-1,000 chance of this level of rainfall each year. And at least six people have died during the storms and floods, the South Carolina Emergency Management division revealed in the article.

Charleston’s The Post and Courier reported insurance claims slowly have begun to come in and are expected to increase in the next few days. State Farm has additional agents coming into the area to help with the influx.

ServiceMaster of Charleston has jobs from 200 homes and business scheduled and 100 people from other ServiceMaster franchises coming into the state to offer support.

“I think you could relate the flood damage we have seen to [Hurricane] Hugo,” Lawton Hayes, ServiceMaster of Charleston owner, said in the article. “I think we probably did 70 [roof] tarps [Saturday].”

Disaster restoration professionals looking to bring their services to the flooding in South Carolina should consider teaming up with other restoration providers in the area to ease entry into the area.

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