All Posts in Category: Flood Injuries
Offering Aid to Victims of Hurricane Matthew
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
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.
- 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
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 flood… Read More