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Flood Recovery and Repair

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Please see the information below, compiled by the Gills Creek Watershed Association:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The weather has been great and recovery efforts are in full swing. Many folks have been asking about the recovery and repair process. See below for some useful information and resources for those affected by the recent storm and flood.

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED!!!

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015

All City of Columbia Customers are No Longer Under Boil Water Advisory

 

City officials are pleased to announce that as of 4pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, all areas served by the City of Columbia’s Water Works no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.  The official repeal is below.

 

Portions of the area served by the City were removed from the system-wide boil water advisory between Wednesday, October 7, and Monday, October 11.  This repeal removes all customers from the advisory.

 

What Now?

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Be Alert to the Possibility of Scammers Masquerading as FEMA

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015

If you are approached by a stranger claiming to be a Federal employee (even a sub contractor) ask for an ID before sharing any information. FEMA will not ask for a Social Security Number in the field.  Be sure to ask for a name and a business card. 
 
If you are asked any question that you are not comfortable answering--DON'T!
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COMMUNITY MEETING - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015

 

                  

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Post-flooding Reconstruction

Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Residents of Forest Acres are reminded to obtain permits for repairs to damaged structures within the floodplain.  Due to the recent flooding event, many structures may have experienced structural damage.  Repairs and /or reconstruction activities to damaged structures in the floodplain will require a floodplain development permit from the City of Forest Acres Building Department as required by Forest Acres’ Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.  Failure to obtain the necessary permits can result in violations and lost time for recovery.  For more information on the permitting process, contact

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Curfew in Forest Acres Has Ended

Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Along with neighboring jurisdictions of Richland County and the City of Columbia, the enforcement of the midnight to 6:00 a.m. curfew is now ended in Forest Acres. 

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Boil Water Advisory Is Still In Effect

Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Although the City of Columbia Water Department has liftedthe boil water advisory in some of their service area, that has not applied to customers in the Forest Acres area.  Please continue to vigorously boil tap water for five minutes minutes before cooking with it or drinking it. Tap water is still regarded as safe to bathe in as long as you don not swallow it. 

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Forest Drive Reopened to Traffic

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

The SC DOT has managed to reopen some of the lanes of Forest Drive between Trenholm Rd. and I-77.  Forest Drive had been closed at the Gills Creek Bridge just east of Trenholm Rd.due to damage by flood erosion. For now there will be available one eastbound lane and two westbound lanes. As the numbers of cars using this route increases you can anticipate travel delays. 

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Flood Assistance, Mitigation, and Recovery programs

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

See the following helpful information from the SC Department of Natural Resources:

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