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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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City begins to collect storm related debris

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

Forest Acres Public Works has begun to collect storm related debris from the roadsides.  The Public Works Deapartment will concentrate on first servicing residential areas so that residents may begin the process of getting back in their homes but ultimately, all storm related debris will be collected either by the city's personnel or a debris removal contractor.

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Forest Acres to Waive Building Permit Fees

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

The City of Forest Acres will waive residential building permit fees for post-flood repairs until further notice.  However, contractors performing work in Forest Acres will be required to have proper SC LLR credentials for the work being done and be able to present a written estimate or contract in order to obtain a permit and City of Forest Acres Buisness License. 

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The Forest Acres Curfew Continues

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The City of Forest Acres continues to observe a curfew between the hours of 12 midnight and 6:00 AM.

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Catastrophe Claims Center

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The South Carolina Department of Insurance is hosting a Catastrophe Claims Center in Columbia, SC Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th to assist consumers with their insurance questions and claims resulting from the torrential rain and flood event over the past several days. “We hope that anyone that has experienced property damage from the storm will come out to the center so that we may assist them in their claims process and help them recover as quickly as possible,” said Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance.

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Residents Who Evacuated May Return

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Residents who responded to FAPD and/or Nationl Guard entreaties to evacuate may return to their homes.  The threat of additional dam breaches appears to have passed (for now). 

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Forest Drive Bridge Over Gills Creek

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This bridge remains closed by the SCDOT.  Motorists are encouraged to avoid the intersection of Forest Drive and Trenholm Rd. if at all possible to avoid becoming ensnarled in traffic unawares of the necessity of turning away at the last moment.  SC DOT has advised the city that inspectors will soon be on site to determine what repairs are going to be necessary to return this important traffic artery to service.  Please check back periodically for more up to date news.   

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