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All Posts in Category: Flood Injuries


Offering Aid to Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 10 Oct, 2016

Hurricane Matthew made its way through the state, leaving devastation in its wake. Heavy rains dropped anywhere from eight to 20 inches of water in Virginia and North Carolina. In South Carolina, low-lying areas were flooded, streets were made impassable and trees were knocked down. Even the South Carolina vs. University of Georgia game was postponed.

Hurricane Matthew was responsible for the death of hundreds in the Caribbean and at least 20 people in the United States. More than 100 roads were impassable in and around Charleston, making it impossible to accurately assess the totality … Read More


Concerns in the Wake of Record-Breaking Floods

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 28 Oct, 2015

In the wake of South Carolina’s major flooding, many areas found themselves covered with record amounts of water. As the waters subsided and people returned to their homes, they discovered not only ruined items and damages that needed immediate repair, but found themselves faced with potential health concerns.

  1. Contaminated Drinking Water

Following the floods, people in Columbia who were served by the city’s water department were advised to boil any water that would be used for drinking or cooking. For people whom boiling was not an option, unscented bleach added in small amounts to the… Read More


Howell & Christmas Working to Aid Flood Victims

Posted by Gary Christmas on 14 Oct, 2015

The people of South Carolina have experienced one of the biggest natural disasters in modern times. The lawyers at Howell & Christmas are working with the South Carolina Association of Justice and the South Carolina Bar to discover ways that families can be assisted in dealing with the losses they have suffered due to the floods.

Many people do not know that a typical homeowner’s policy does not cover flood damage. When a hurricane occurs, home owners can successfully argue that wind driven water was a source of damage. People who have experienced home damage due to the record-setting floodRead More